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What Would Your 28th Amendment Be?

Posted on · There are 27 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The first ten, of course, are the Bill of Rights, which address matters ranging from speech to religion to guns. The other seventeen Amendments include one dedicated to abolishing slavery, others ensure voting rights, one establishes Prohibition, another repeals it. From time to time, citizens call for a new Constitutional […]

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Who’s Using Drones and What Are the Implications for Privacy?

Posted on · Amazon.com’s CEO is talking about a future filled with “delivery drones” that drop packages on your doorstep. Of course, there are implications – legal, technological…and moral. So, we talk with Michael Buscher, founder and CEO of Vanguard, a Houston-based manufacturer of drones. Vangaurd makes the ShadowHawk Unmanned Aerial System. We’ll learn who uses it and how. Then […]

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Provisions of Abortion Law Mired in Courts

Posted on · On Monday a federal judge struck down a portion of new abortion restrictions passed by the Texas legislature back in July. The provisions were to take effect today. District Judge Lee Yeakel says the provision requiring a doctor to obtain hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles of a clinic where they perform abortions violates doctors’ rights […]

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The Law and You

Posted on · In the first installment of a regular segment on legal issues, we welcome your questions about estate law, including wills and trusts, for Jimmy Walker, the Houston Bar Association Chair of Probate, Trusts and Estates Section. He is also with Dinkins, Kelly, Lenox, Lamb & Walker, LLP, a firm that focuses on estate law.

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Houston Bucks National Trend On Law School Grad Employment

Posted on · The latest report from the American Bar Association finds, on average, just over half of new law school graduates are have found full-time work in law within a year of earning their degrees. But the picture appears brighter for students at the two law schools Houston.

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Former TX Governor Asks DA to Reconsider Death Row Case

Posted on · Former Texas governor Mark White has joined supporters of a Houston man on death row who contend the inmate's sentence was racially biased. He's calling on District Attorney Mike Anderson to allow a new fair sentencing hearing for the prisoner.

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Officials Stress Importance of Jury Service

Posted on · It's jury appreciation week in Harris County, as officials work to educate the public on the importance of showing up for jury service. As Gail Delaughter reports — the county hopes to make the process easier for the thousands of prospective jurors called every week.

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Destroying the American Dream

Posted on · 17 people in Texas, including some in the Houston area, are charged with mortgage fraud as part of a nationwide crackdown by the Justice Department. Federal investigators have made nearly 500 arrests since March. It is the largest collective enforcement effort aimed at confronting the problem of mortgage fraud. Pat Hernandez has the story.