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Another Shaken Baby Story that Wasn't

The Daily Beast has a lengthy piece about a young couple accused of abusing their child based who did not. As described in the article, there is a growing awareness of problems in so-called ...
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Hoover's FBI Supported Miranda Decision

Today's Washington Post features and article by Richard Willing describing the FBI's role in the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Miranda of "You have right to remain silent...." ...
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"The False Promise of DNA Testing"

The Atlantic recently published a very informative article about how DNA testing has become less credible relevant and reliable as its use has grossly expanded based upon inadequate training, ...
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"The Bail Trap" Part 2

For anyone interested in issues including and beyond bail at the Harris County Jail, The Atlantic has published a new piece Harris County Jails Prove Impervious to Reform. This is, in my opinion, spot ...
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"The Bail Trap"

The New York Times this week published The Bail Trap about how many misdemeanor defendants plea guilty to crimes they did not commit to get out of jail because they cannot afford bail rather than go ...
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Disputed Diagnosis

Shaken Baby Syndrome is one of the leading current areas of contention in the war over junk science in the courtroom. The Washington Post is publishing a series about the controversey including ...
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Marfa Takes Manhattan

According to Reports, the editor-in-chief of Texas Monthl y, Jake Silverstein, is to be named to the position of editor of the New York Time Magazine. This is interesting, if for no other reason, ...
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Tell Them Andy Sent You

The most widely covered trial in America this week has been in a Los Angeles courtroom where the University of Texas and Ryan O'Neal are duking it out over an Andy Warhol portrait of his on and ...
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Kosar Plays It Smart After DWI Arrest

Former NFL Quarterback and University of Miami great Bernie Kosar was arrested for DWI in Ohio on Sunday. According to the Associated Press, he refused a breath test. This may be the smartest call ...
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"Mama, I'm with the police...Mama, I killed Dean."

The Houston Chronicle has a great photoblog post on the Candyman killings of the late sixties and early seventies that I've written about before.
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Pope Named Francis A Novel Idea?

In 1979, American Lawyer and author Walter Murphy' s novel, The Vicar of Christ became a best seller. It is the fictional story of an American lawyer and marine who wins the Congressional Medal of ...
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Google Will Drive Down Crime

Driverless cars are coming and, according to the AP, that foretells the end of millions of jobs for people who drive for a living and even Paul Krugman is impressed. It also means the end of ...
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Corporate Genesis of the Painkiller Abuse Epidemic?

I would guess that most criminal defense lawyers in America have handled a case or twelve related to the growing epidemic of the abuse of prescription pain killers - whether for possession, ...
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Hope for Domestic Violence Suspect

Former Dancing With the Stars contestant and U.S. Soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo's fiancee Jerramy Stevens was arrested the day before their wedding for suspicion of assaulting her, but was later ...
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Morbid Anniversary

The Houston Chronicle 's Bayou City HIstory blog has a pair of posts ( here and here ) about the murder of Dr. John Hill, a River Oaks plastic surgeon, forty years ago this week, and the earlier ...
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Secretary Gates' Sage Advice

According to reports about a new David Sanger book on the current White House's foreign policy, then Secretary of Defense Bob Gates, frustrated with the Administration's initial revelations of ...
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Collateral Damage - Family & Friends of the Accused

This past weekend news outlets nationwide and as far away as Britain reported that a wealthy Dallas socialite was recently charged with possession and distribution of child pornography by federal ...
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Convicted War Criminal Sentenced Like Common Drug Dealer

Charles Taylor, the 22 nd President of the Republic of Liberia and convicted war criminal, was sentenced to fifty years imprisonment by an international criminal tribunal in The Hague last week for ...
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Do Harris County Judges Want Crack Pipe Cases Back?

For all the ballyhoo in both primary races (yes, there are two) to be the next Harris County District Attorney about so-called "trace," "residue," or "crack-pipe" cases, ...
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It's Not Just NFL Players That Suffer from TBIs

The football world is in mourning this week over the suicide of former San Diego Chargers great Junior Seau, who apparently took his own life Wednesday at the young age of 43. Seau's untimely ...
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Former Local ADA Leads Edwards Prosecution

For those following the trial of former Senator John Edwards in North Carolina, the lead prosecutor on the case, David V. Harbach, II, was an Assistant Harris County District Attorney not many years ...
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Clicking Away at the Constitution

Thomas Merton remarked in a letter to Roman Catholic bishops in 1967 that, "some sociologists have estimated that within the lifetime of our younger generations a private room will become an ...
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The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast

CA-30, the second of four U.S. Navy vessels to be named the USS Houston, was sunk seventy years ago today in the Battle of Sunda Strait. Her bell was recovered in 1978 and is now preserved as part of ...
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You know you've been doing this a while if....

In the spirit of the Houston Chronicle's twitter topic on "How to know you're a real Houstonian," below is a list of some ways you might know you've been practicing criminal law ...
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Publicity, Persistence, & Passion

For anyone interested in listening to one of the top criminal defense lawyers in NYC, if not the country (one doesn't necessarily mean the other - despite what some New Yorkers may believe), ...
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