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U.S. District Judge Furgeson Is Named Dean of UNT's Downtown Dallas Law School

8 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
One week ago today, during council's chat about the coming bond program, the subject of the UNT Dallas College of Law came up: Angela Hunt wanted to know when the university would take over the old Municipal Building, at which point City Manager Mary Suhm reminded the council, "They're a...
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Before This Morning's Constables Hearing in Federal Court, Let's Review the Filings

8 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
Today's The Big Day (well, all right, a big day) for Dallas County Constables Ben Adamcik, Beth Villareal and Roy Williams and many of the deputy constables who say Dallas County is eliminating their jobs because some of them blew the whistle on Dallas County Precinct 1 Constable Derick Evans...
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Judge Drops 1,105 Defendants from Denton Lawyer's Case Over BitTorrent Porn Piracy

9 years ago by Patrick Michels
A week ago, we mentioned that Denton lawyer Evan Stone (not to be confused with, you know, Evan Stone) had run afoul of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Citizen in his case against hundreds of anonymous folks -- known only by their IP addresses -- for illegally downloading the...
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DCL Is Either a Brave Little Law School That Could or a School for Scoundrels

3 years ago by Jim Schutze
Let’s back off 10 feet and look at both the nose and the tail of this rat now gnawing at the city’s new downtown law school. The University of North Texas Dallas College of Law (DCL), about to begin its third year of operation,  is threatened with non-accreditation by the...
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JFK Conspiracy Author Wins a Big One Against City Hall's Catch-22 Defense

3 years ago by Jim Schutze
Because we have this weird “city manager” system of government in Dallas, where no one person is actually totally in charge of anything, Dallas City Hall always assumes it can get away with dodging responsibility. The mayor’s not really the mayor. The city manager’s not really the manager. The city...
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City Files Motion to Dismiss Robert Groden's Suit, Then Withdraws Pending a Conference Call

9 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
After the jump is the city's 25-page motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Robert Groden on June 30, in which alleges, among myriad other things, that the city and the Dallas police are harassing him and violating his First Amendment rights because they won't let him sell his conspiracy-theory-pushing...
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Judge Has Scheduled Tuesday Hearing Concerning Robert Groden's Intent to Sell Conspiracy Theory Materials at Dealey Plaza

10 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
Still waiting for Official Word from the city concerning Robert Groden's lawsuit filed yesterday concerning his ability -- or, in this case, inability -- to sell his conspiracy-theory publications in Dealey Plaza. But when we went down to the Earle Cabell Federal Building and Courthouse, we left behind one significant...
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Dallas County Constables, Commissioners Court Agree to End Federal Lawsuit. At Least For Now.

8 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
Noticed on PACER this morning something that's gone unnoticed since its filing at the end of last week: That heated lawsuit pitting Dallas County constables against the Dallas County Commissioners Court -- the one involving allegations of retaliation and corruption, the one that dragged everyone in and out of federal...
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The Strange Case of Jeff Baron, Domain-Name Web Pioneer Turned Legal Crusader

7 years ago by Eric Nicholson
On November 9 at a downtown Dallas law office, some 153,000 Internet domain names hit the auction block. The winning bidder was an entity known as Trans, Ltd., which put down $5.2 million and scooped up the names over the objections of their previous owner, Ondova, LLC. That auction never...
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Can You Say "Assassination?"

7 years ago by Jim Schutze
Wrong. I said the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination in Dallas would be no big deal. It will be. And it looks as if Dallas, to the delight of many, will step right into the middle of that big deal looking guilty as sin of something or other. The...

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