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Ethics & The Law: The Trains Will Run Again


When Texas was younger, her pioneers lived in fear of yellow fever, scarlet fever, malarial fever, dengue fever, a handful of generic bilious fevers, and about as many poxes. Before the first blue norther came in each year, people stayed on edge. It came with the pioneer territory.  So it’s no surprise that in September 1897, when cases


Federal Corner: Officer Snerd, Could You Run Something For Me On Your Computer?

Ten times each year, I have the fun of deciding what the topic will be for the next “Federal Corner.” The answer will almost always be found from WestLaw research, articles in the New York Times, something from the internet, a suggestion from another TCDLA member, or in the grants of certiorari by the Supreme


Shout Outs

Congratulations to Sally Ring, whose client was granted a writ of habeas corpus! The client was charged with three felonies but the judge granted PR bonds, stating Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-13 was unconstitutional, violating the U.S. and Texas constitutions, due process, and separation of powers. Way to go, Sally! Shout out to Mark Bennett


Chief Executive Officer’s Perspective: Groundhog Day

“Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.”                                                                                         – Roy T. Bennett   It’s been almost a month we have been working remotely. At first it felt like time was going by fast, then it turned into Groundhog Day  on repeat – get up, get dressed, coffee, go work on the sofa,

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