University of Texas School of Law

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    Rick Perry, Second Coming or Poker-Cheating Cannibal? Who the Hell Knows?

    This is a first. In an editorial this morning The New York Times is defending Rick Perry. Sort of. They offer major caveats, calling him, "one of the least thoughtful and most damaging state leaders in America, having done great harm to immigrants, abortion clinics and people without health insuran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Texas Supreme Court Will Decide If Defamatory Comments Can Be Forcibly Removed From the Internet

    On Thursday, the Texas Supreme Court will thrust itself into a debate as old as the Internet: Is the web a place where ideas and opinions, often vile, sometimes damaging, should be allowed to flow unencumbered? Or should there be some means of identifying defamatory speech and purging it from the In ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2012

    The 10 Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes

    If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will

  • News

    April 3, 2008

    Family Court Judge Sheds Light on Unfair Child Support Practices in Texas

    Judge David Hanschen lets men challenge whether the kids they support are theirs. And the Texas Attorney General's Office is pissed.

  • News

    October 5, 2006

    Check the Bill

    Fine print on bond package includes $120 million more for Trinity project

  • News

    July 29, 2004

    Fog of War

    A group of veterans says John Kerry stretches the truth about his Vietnam service. Who can you believe? Who knows?

  • News

    September 13, 2001

    Make 'em Pay

    Spurred by a horrifying wave of teen violence in the '90s, Texas today spends more money than ever to lock up young criminals. Are we getting our money's worth?

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    Homefryin' with Fred Baron

    Dallas' largest plaintiff's firm, Baron & Budd, cultivates friends, punishes enemies and beats allegations it prompts clients to lie and win

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    Grandma goes electric

    Comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander wants to take the state into the 21st century -- and herself into higher office -- with her vision of "e-Texas"

  • News

    August 12, 1999

    Rotting away in jail

    Kevin Young earned his trip to the Dallas County jail, but no one deserves what happened to him there

  • News

    October 2, 1997

    Temper, temper

    Judge John Henry McBryde ruled his court like a minor despot, angering lawyers and fellow judges. Now they're lined up to depose him, and the Constitution be damned.

  • News

    July 17, 1997

    Jurist imprudence

    The search for a new federal judge reaches the lowest common denominator