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Ken Anderson settlement reminds Williamson County ‘bad behavior’ still costing taxpayers (TX)

Ten days in jail, giving up his law license. Is this equitable punishment for former Williamson County District Judge Ken Anderson who as a district attorney allegedly hid key evidence in the 1987 trial of Michael Morton, a trial which resulted in Morton’s wrongful conviction for killing his wife Christine and subsequently serving nearly 25 Keep Reading…

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Lawyer v. Lawyer as Mostyn squares off against Texas Trial Lawyers Association

It would seem it’s Lawyer v. Lawyer as the legal industry squares off in response to former Texas Trial Lawyers Association president and the state’s top Democratic donor, Steve Mostyn’s creation of the new Texas Association of Consumer Lawyers. An urgent meeting called recently by the TTLA was to “address complaints about its spending practices Keep Reading…

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Group asks court to revive Confederate battle flag specialty license plate (TX)

Freedom of expression or expression of racism? That’s the question as lawyers representing the Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans were before a federal appeals court in New Orleans Wednesday urging the court to revive a lawsuit over state of Texas officials’ rejection of a customized Texas license plate featuring the Confederate battle Keep Reading…

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Former Crawford chief magistrate indicted on theft charges (GA)

Crawford County grand jurors have indicted former Chief Magistrate Andrea Peterman on two counts of theft and a charge alleging she violated her oath of office, according to an indictment filed Wednesday. The indictment alleges Peterman illegally appropriated money for her own use both while she served as Crawford chief magistrate and while she was Keep Reading…

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Tuesday election adds $5 billion in new Texas local government debt

Based on Tuesday’s numbers, Texas voters are continuing their love affair with spending and debt. With 70+ local taxing entities asking voters to approve more than $5 billion in new bond packages, voters came through by approving nearly $4 billion of new debt. Of course add the interest elected officials routinely neglect to mention when Keep Reading…

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