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Final Arguments Close Texas Abortion Law Case

A federal judge says he’ll rule on the legality of Texas’ strict new abortion law before it can take effect next week.

10/23/2013

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Rapist Receives Multiple Life Sentences In Tarrant County

A Tarrant County judge sentenced a convicted felon to multiple life sentences on Friday for sexually abusing his teenage stepdaughter and raping and shooting his next door neighbor, who miraculously survived.

09/27/2013

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Veteran Dallas Attorney Sets The Record Straight For Success In The Criminal Justice System

For some prosecutors, career advancement can depend on volunteering for the cases that others turn down.

09/23/2013

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Judge: NFL, Players To Settle Concussion Lawsuits

The NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to resolve concussion-related lawsuits with a $765 million settlement that would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research, a federal judge said Thursday.

08/29/2013

Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back for a third special session to approve more money for roads, but the main sticking point centers on what is the most conservative way to fund them without raising taxes (credit: by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

Judge Appoints Special Prosecutor In Perry Ethics Complaint

A state judge appointed a San Antonio attorney on Monday to act as a special prosecutor to investigate an ethics complaint against Gov. Rick Perry.

08/19/2013

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Defense Attorneys Temporarily Halt Fort Hood Court Martial

Major Nidal Malik Hasan’s former defense attorneys interrupted his court martial Wednesday morning. The lawyers say they are concerned the accused Fort Hood mass murderer wants to receive the death penalty.

CBS 11–08/07/2013

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Judge Who Cited Dallas DA For Contempt To Remain On Case

The judge who cited the Dallas County district attorney for contempt of court will remain on the case — though not for very long.

07/22/2013

Mugshot of Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent, after being arrested on June 27, 2013 for failing a drug test. (credit: Dallas Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

Josh Brent Judge Advises Lawyers To Be Careful What They Say

Prosecutors have to be careful about what they say about now-former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent. The judge who will preside over Brent’s Intoxication Manslaughter trial told attorneys the case is receiving excessive publicity.

CBSDFW.COM–07/19/2013

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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

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North Texas Man Getting Second Chance At Life

A North Texas man is getting a second chance at life after spending 16 years in prison.

06/19/2013

U.S. Army doctor Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is the lone suspect in the shooting death of 13 people and wounding of 31 others at Fort Hood in 2009. (credit: Bell Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

No Court Delay For Fort Hood Suspect, Trial Date Set

A military judge Tuesday refused a three-month trial delay for the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage. The judge, Col. Tara Osborn, also set jury selection to begin on July 9.

06/18/2013

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