Mike Howard is not a fan of Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne. A quick glance at the one-time Irving City Councilman's blog (written under the nom de plum Mark Holbrook) is proof of that. But it's one thing to lob critiques of local government from the safe confines of the Internet. It's something else e ... More >>
The wheels of justice in the public defender's office grind up a few lawyers
Just a few months after we launched Unfair Park, we profiled Dallas public defender Mike Howard, then running the tell-all site Wretched of the Earth, on which he'd write about counseling the indigent on the county's dime. But Howard yesterday sent out a virtual change-of-address notice: He has left ... More >>
A hearty Monday-morning "mazel tov" to a couple of local(ish) legal blogs: Unfair Park faves Grits for Breakfast, Scott Henson's statewide crime-and-punishment round-up, and Dallas public defender Mike Howard's The Wretched of the Earth, which deals specifically with the Dallas criminal justice syst ... More >>
I do not recall precisely how I landed on Scott Henson's dizzyingly thorough crime-and-punishment-in-Texas blog Grits for Breakfast yesterday; my days are full of random U-turns taken into the furthest corners of the blogdom. But I was happy to find it, not only for its cogent arguments regarding ev ... More >>
Plus: Been There, Done That; Show Us the Money
Truth hurts; What's in a name?