Manny Alvarez

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    August 16, 2007

    No Doubt the First Lawsuit of Many

    Mark Graham Billy James Smith spent almost 20 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Now, he wants the city to make it right. This morning Billy James Smith became the first man exonerated through DNA evidence to file a federal civil rights and malicious prosecution lawsuit against the City ... More >>

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    August 2, 2007

    Chains of Evidence

    How did Dallas convict so many innocents? With faulty eyewitnesses, sloppy police work and overzealous prosecutors.

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    January 18, 2007


    Off-field indiscretions be damned, Michael Irvin deserves football immortality

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    December 7, 2006
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    November 30, 2006

    Trial by Fire

    A rookie Democratic judge faces tough on-the-job training

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    November 16, 2006

    Accidental Victors

    Wait...we voted for who?

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    November 7, 2006

    Watching Chorizo Getting Made

    Criminal District Judge Manny Alvarez is a Republican. But he'd prefer it if you kept politics out it. Back in May, a non-partisan poll showed that two years after Bush won a historic 40 percent of the Hispanic vote, Republicans' stance on immigration was alienating Latinos at a rapid clip. Whether ... More >>

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    March 14, 2002

    Bail Me

    In just a few years, David Wells has eaten a big slice of Dallas' bail-bond business. His secret? It depends on whom you ask.

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    January 17, 2002


    A grand jury looks into the relationship between a bail bond company and a Dallas deputy

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    October 26, 2000

    Hell Is a Nuisance

    When you make the cops mad, they can make you very, very sorry

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    August 27, 1998

    Wizard of os

    Candidate R.D. Rucker explains the joy of sex and the problems of an elected judiciary

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    November 14, 1996
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    July 25, 1996
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    July 18, 1996

    Rough Justice

    The trails of covering the Irvin case

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    July 18, 1996

    The Dope Bowl

    Lawyers, goons, money--and some very curious sex toys. Laura Miller does the post-game analysis of the Michael Irvin trial.