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Death Penalty Texas

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Texas Illegal Alien Death Penalty Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear another death row case from the Texas County that ranks number one in the nation for sending defendants to the death chamber. The Honduran national urges he should have been given resources to develop his claim of mental illness and drug addiction and prosecutors should not have considered his status as an illegal alien.

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Pair of Bikers in Twin Peaks Shootout Case Push to Recuse Waco D.A.

Bikers who were caught-up in the Twin Peaks arrests in May 2015 have filed motions to recuse the Waco District Attorney. They say they cannot get a fair trial because there is a conflict of interest and have asked for the appointment of an attorney pro tem.

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TX Lawyers Celebrate in Every County by Reading Declaration of Independence

HOUSTON, Texas — To celebrate the 240th birthday of the United States, Texas criminal defense lawyers across the 254 counties in the Lone Star State are taking to the courthouse steps to read the Declaration of Independence. The event started in Harris County, Texas, but the reading this year is in every Texas county.

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Post-Sandra Bland Recommendations for Law Enforcement Made

A committee formed as a result of the death of Sandra Bland in a small county jail in Texas has just been released. The report makes recommendations on inmate screening, jail procedures, inmate mental health problems, and other law enforcement related issues.

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Defendant in Texas Gang Injunction Lawsuit Murdered

One of the defendant’s in a controversial gang injunction lawsuit has been murdered. He was killed in the Houston neighborhood where court action has been taken in an effort to reduce crime there.

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Texas Judge Makes Waco Police Detective Grand Jury Foreman

A McLennan County judge named a Waco police detective to serve as foreman over a newly-selected grand jury in Waco. The detective and this grand jury could end up presiding over the Twin Peaks biker cases.