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Texas Legal Headlines (3/14/13)

Posted in Editorial, Legal Commentary, Legal News, News & Opinion

Lawyer: Texas’ Loser Pays Law Can Unintentionally Backfire
(KTRK-TV)

Heed Jefferson’s Call to Keep Texas Courts Accessible
(Austin American-Statesman)

Convicted Death-Row Killer Parr Can’t Fire Lawyer
(Waco Tribune)

Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Resigns Amid BP Oil Spill Trial
(Herald-Tribune)

Fracking Groundwater Rules Reflect Legal Ambiguities
(The Texas Tribune)

Britt Towery: In Law or in Writing, be Sure to get it Right
(San Angelo Standard-Times)

Research Exposes Racial Discrimination in America’s Death Penalty Capital
(The Guardian)

Legally Speaking: The Lighter Side of the Law
(The Southeast Texas Record)

Texas Water Agency Blamed in Whooping Crane Deaths
(USA Today)

Texas Tribe Continues Lawsuit Against Feds While Settling in McAllen
(McAllen Monitor)

Texas Judge Says Online Travel Companies Owe $55 Million in Occupancy Taxes
(NBCDFW)

S.A. to get Lion’s Share of $55M Settlement
(San Antonio Express-News)

White, Sessions: Innocence Commission Needed in Texas
(Austin American-Statesman)

Could Reducing Marijuana Punishment Save Texas Big Money?
(KENS-TV)

Issue of Guns at Work About Employees, not Second Amendment
(Dallas Morning News)

Midland County Judge Recuses Himself From Train Wreck Case
(San Antonio Express-News)

Judge Denies Mark Norwood’s Request for New Lawyers
(The Texas Tribune)

Diverse High Court Families Mirror Country
(KLTV)