Interim DPD Chief Fires Officer And Employee During HearingA Dallas Police Department employee and officer were fired Friday morning or their own arrests.
Attorney Wants Execution Halted For Dad Who Killed DaughtersJohn David Battaglia has asked the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the state's highest criminal court, to halt his scheduled Dec. 7 lethal injection in Huntsville.
Law Firm Recommends System For Capital Case Appeals In TexasA law firm is recommending that Texas establish a system for condemned prisoners to have better legal help during the initial appeal that follows their trial.
Court Vacates $1.8M Ventura Award In 'American Sniper' CaseA federal appeals court has thrown out a $1.8 million judgment awarded to former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, who says he was defamed in the late author Chris Kyle's bestselling book "American Sniper."
Court To Hear Ex-Subway Pitchman's Appeal Next MonthA federal appeals court in Chicago has set a May hearing for former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle's appeal of his more than 15-year sentence in a child sex abuse and pornography case.
State Won't Appeal Dallas Man's Stay Of ExecutionA federal appeals court Wednesday stopped the scheduled execution of a Dallas man hours before he was to be killed for gunning down his two daughters 15 years ago while his ex-wife was listening helplessly on the phone.
Supreme Court Refuses Appeal From Texas Killer Of 2 The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from an East Texas man on death row for killing two men days apart during a crime trek across the state more than 14 years ago.
U.S. Appeals Ruling On Accessing Data In New York iPhone CaseCalling a New York judge's ruling "an unprecedented limitation" on judicial authority, the Justice Department has asked a Brooklyn federal court to reverse a decision that said Apple Inc. wasn't required to pry open a locked iPhone.
Dallas Man Condemned For Killing Daughters Loses AppealThe U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from a former Dallas accountant sent to death row for the fatal shootings of his two young daughters nearly 15 years ago.
Texas AG Paxton's Attorneys File Appeal To Delay Securities Fraud CasePaxton's attorneys have filed an appeal, after a judge found the criminal case should move forward.
High Court Denies Hearing Wendy Davis' Appeal In Texas Redistricting CaseThe Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from lawyers for former Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and others seeking $360,000 in legal fees after challenging state redistricting plans.
Convicted Texas Triple-Murderer Loses Supreme Court AppealThe U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from a condemned triple killer in Austin who contends his previous attorney abandoned him and missed a critical deadline for filing an appeal.

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