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Lawyers Can Now Check Out Social Media Sites Of Jurors

If you are called in for jury duty you may want to make sure your Facebook page is set to private. Lawyers now have the green light to scope out your social media sites.

CBS 11–06/23/2014

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Couple Jailed After Dangerous Dog Goes Missing, Then Found

A judge gave a North Texas couple an hour to find their dog, which was deemed dangerous after nipping at a child. The dog had been held, was released and according to the family went missing shortly after.

CBS 11–06/23/2014

Dallas City Hall at night (CBSDFW photo by Jay Gormley)

Dallas Mayor Considers Cuts To Public Safety

Mayor Mike Rawlings said even police, fire and the courts are on the table for potential cuts as Dallas leaders stare at a projected budget gap worth tens of millions of dollars next year.

05/22/2014

Roderick Harris, 27, was sentenced to death for capital murder on May 21, 2012. (Credit: Dallas County)

Dallas Gang Member’s Death Sentence Upheld

The state’s highest appeals court has upheld the conviction of a Dallas street gang member sent to death row for the fatal shootings of two brothers during a March 2009 home robbery.

05/21/2014

The judge's podium in a courtroom. (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Who Raped 14-Year-Old To Appear In Court

Sir Young will appear in court Thursday morning before a different judge than the one who sentenced him and then questioned the veracity of the victim.

05/07/2014

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Supreme Court Won’t Stop Texas Execution Over Drug Fight

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t stop the execution of a Texas serial killer whose attorneys want the state to release information about where it gets its lethal injection drug.

04/03/2014

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2nd Suit Filed Challenging Texas’ New Abortion Law

An advocacy group filed another federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging a new provision in Texas’ tough restrictions on abortion, less than a week after a federal appeals court reversed a previous suit and found that the stricter limits don’t impose an undue burden on women’s health.

04/02/2014

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

High Court Rules On Emergency Request, A Year Later

Call it justice delayed. More than a year after the Dallas County District Attorney’s office asked the Court of Criminal Appeals to step into the infamous contempt of court case, a ruling has come down.

03/12/2014

Wedding cake topper figurines are seen at a bakery. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Judge Hears Challenge Of Texas’ Gay Marriage Ban

Attorneys for two same-sex couples have faced off with the Texas attorney general’s office over whether a federal judge should lift the state ban on gay marriage.

02/12/2014

Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Alex Rodriguez Withdraws Lawsuit To Overturn MLB Suspension

ARod has withdrawn his lawsuits against Major League Baseball, Commissioner Bud Selig and the players’ association to overturn his season-long suspension, a sign the Yankees third baseman may be prepared to accept the penalty.

02/07/2014

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MADD Shocked By Josh Brent Sentence

Attorneys for Josh Brent won the sympathy of the jury, which sentenced the former Dallas Cowboy to just ten years probation.

CBS 11–01/24/2014

Eric Williams (credit: CBS 11 News)

Judge Moves Trial for Kaufman Triple Murders To Rockwall County

Former Justice of the Peace, Eric Williams was once a fixture around the Kaufman County Courthouse.

01/24/2014

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