Wilfull injustice: Judge Carter Schildknecht

Wilfull injustice: Judge Carter Schildknecht

Few in our system of government are given more power than a Texas district judge. A district judge has power over life, liberty and property held in check only by the appeals courts which...
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Why political parties matter

Why political parties matter

Parties define issues and mobilize ideas; they connect citizens and government. The U.S. Constitution contains no mention of political parties. Indeed, it was to the dismay of the founding brothers that parties evolved shortly...
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Another look at Lynn County justice

If you haven’t had a chance to look at Shaley Sanders’ KCBD / Sandstorm Scholar Investigates report “In Pursuit of Justice” we encourage you to click the link and watch the story.

In short, a jury was confused about the sentencing form it completed after finding a man guilty of a DWI hit and run that left a 10 year old boy without his left leg. The jury’s confusion led it to give a man probation when it intended ten years in prison. The judge read the sentence then was immediately… Read more »

Wind Gusts

Slow down Barney: time to reconsider constables?

As Texas continues to grow, its interests and needs change and nowhere is that more obvious than in the office of constable.

An office as old as the Republic itself, constables claim at one time to have been the only law that existed in some counties. Constables like to perpetuate the myth that only a constable may arrest a sheriff. That is false. A sheriff has no constitutional or statutory protection from from arrest.

In many counties in the present day constables have been displaced by more sophisticated… Read more »