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John Hinckley, Who Tried To Kill A President, Wins His Freedom

A federal judge in Washington will allow John Hinckley to leave a mental institution and to live full-time with his mother. Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981.

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Merrick Garland Is Named As President Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

A former prosecutor, federal judge Merrick Garland will visit Capitol Hill Thursday to begin meeting with legislators, Obama said.

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Murder Trial of Alpine Resident after First Week

Murders are rare in Brewster County, and a murder trial in Alpine has just wrapped up its first week. Keith Alan McWilliams is on trial for allegedly killing Walter “Trey” Sands III  in late October 2014. The last murder trial … Continue reading

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Clayton Williams Will Appeal Ruling in Years-long Water Fight

Oilman Clayton Williams’ fight to sell water from Pecos County to Midland-Odessa isn’t quite over yet. Ed McCarthy, an attorney for Williams and his water company Fort Stockton Holdings, said he plans to appeal a judge’s recent ruling against his client in … Continue reading

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North Dakota Oilfields: One Place Without Enough Lawyers

Steve Fischer finished law school in Ohio in 2010 — one of the worst years to graduate in recent memory. Less than 70 percent of law school grads who passed the bar in Ohio that year landed a job as an attorney. He finally … Continue reading

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The Uphill Battle for Eminent Domain Opponents in Texas

Opponents of the planned Trans Pecos Pipeline have started raising money and consulting with legal experts for a possible battle over private property rights. While Energy Transfer, the company building the pipeline, says using eminent domain to condemn land for … Continue reading

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MRT: Veterans Parade Train Wreck Trial Dismissed

The jury trial over the deadly veterans parade train wreck in Midland from 2012 kicked off this week, but according to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, the trial is already over after having just begun. Plaintiffs in the case – family members of those … Continue reading

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Texas Case vs Border Patrol May Set Precedent: Decision Said To Be Imminent

A case now before the courts in Texas may set a precedent in alleged racial profiling cases brought against the Border Patrol. If it succeeds, it would open a pathway for people judged by the courts to have been unlawfully … Continue reading

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Attorneys Concerned About Legal Access For Migrant Kids

So far the federal government has not allowed volunteer attorneys to visit the Nogales, Ariz. facility housing about 1,000 unaccompanied migrant children. Now, attorneys say upcoming changes could make it even harder for these children to get legal counsel before they are … Continue reading

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State Troopers, Sheriffs, Police: What Can They Ask You At A Traffic Stop?

Sheriffs in Texas recently testified at state hearings that state troopers or DPS in border counties are overly aggressive against citizens pulled over for routine traffic stops. But the allegations are hardly confined to state troopers. So if you’re stopped, … Continue reading

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