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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson speaks at a press conference at the Dirksen Federal Building on June 13, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Judge Orders Homeland Security Chief, Others To Court

A federal judge in Texas has threatened to hold Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and other top immigration enforcement officials in contempt of court for not fixing problems that led to work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama’s executive immigration action after the judge had put the plan on hold.

07/09/2015

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Dallas County DA Contempt Case Postponed Due To Error In Judge’s Order

District Attorney Craig Watkins came to court as a defendant — facing a criminal contempt of court charge. But Watkins and his legal team soon left after winning a stay of the order.

CBS 11–07/15/2013

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Contempt Hearing For Dallas County DA Ends, Order Stayed

The Dallas County district attorney on Monday won an unexpected stay of an order holding him in contempt of court, after his attorney’s highlighted problems with the order.

07/15/2013

Dallas Co DA Craig Watkins (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Dallas DA In Court To Answer Contempt Charge

Dallas County district attorney Craig Watkins will appear in court to defend himself against a contempt-of-court allegation in a case that could land him in jail.

07/15/2013

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins discusses the TV show "Dallas DNA" at the 2009 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Universal Hilton Hotel on January 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Dallas County District Attorney Breaks His Silence On Accusations Against Him

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins appeared publicly Friday for the first time in weeks.

CBS 11–03/29/2013

Dallas Co DA Craig Watkins (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Judge Picked To Hold Contempt Hearing For Dallas DA

A Wichita Falls judge will decide whether to order a punishment for the Dallas County district attorney after he was declared in contempt of court by another judge.

03/12/2013

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins discusses the TV show "Dallas DNA" at the 2009 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Universal Hilton Hotel on January 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Dallas D.A. Watkins Refuses To Testify, Judge Dismisses Case

Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins was held in contempt of court after refusing to testify in a court hearing. Later, the judge dismissed the case.

03/07/2013