Texas

Criminal Justice

Worker who stole cash from federal magistrate’s purse and gun from court office gets prison time

Real Estate & Property Law

Man is jailed for refusing to turn over Facebook and Twitter passwords in business bankruptcy case

Trials & Litigation

Pro se murder defendant found in contempt should be removed as his own counsel, DA says

Careers

New BigLaw associates make the most money in NYC, says survey

Law Professors

Law profs victimized in tax-refund scam

White-Collar Crime

Ex-judge accused of accepting bribes from lawyer takes plea; expected to get 2 years in prison

Animal Law

Rancher ticketed for riding horse to Taco Bell

Court Security

Judge indicted in federal firearms case is suspended without pay

Criminal Justice

Judge is accused of illegal gun sales; government seeks forfeiture of 51 weapons

Business of Law

Steptoe lays off 32, including 14 attorneys, following energy-price drop

Judiciary

Judge’s home is raided; lawyer maintains his innocence of any charges that may be brought

Court Security

DA’s investigator taken into custody, charged with pointing gun at woman in courthouse

Business of Law

Dykema to acquire 118-attorney Texas firm

Consumer Law

Suit says debt-collection law firm submitted false affidavits, seeks to void thousands of judgments

Death Penalty

Hundreds of attorneys petition top Texas court over law prof’s 1-year suspension from pro bono work

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS won’t hear case of inmate on death row for 30 years; dissenters see ‘glaring’ legal error

Personal Lives

Lawyer appears to take credit for ‘exclusively for white people’ stickers

Executive Branch

Federal judge questions trust in Obama, threatens Justice Department sanctions on immigration action

Legal Ethics

Arson-deaths prosecutor is accused of not disclosing informant deal; defendant was executed in 2004

Judiciary

Former state chief justice is ashamed of the fundraising process