Tag Archives: Harris County
In Houston, a lack of transparency and poor communication between immigration and criminal courts has created a civil rights nightmare and a clog in the system.
Abysmal record-keeping and an increasingly secretive immigration force have created a catch-22 for undocumented defendants accused of low-level crimes in Housto...Read More
The case to end cash bail puts Harris County judges and magistrates under a microscope.
The young woman muttered “yeah” when asked if she wanted a court-appointed lawyer. That wasn’t good enough for Harris County magistrate Eric Hagstette, wh...Read More
A case heard by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals this week could change the landscape of American bail practices.
On October 1, 2016, police arrested Andrew Goodson for carrying a knife just short of 6 inches long, a Class A misdemeanor in Texas. The next day, guards brough...Read More
This month prosecutors unexpectedly dropped charges against Harris County deputies accused of violating a woman during a 2015 traffic stop.
The courts have long ruled that warrantless body cavity searches are, in most circumstances, unconstitutional. Impromptu roadside anal and vaginal probes are pr...Read More
The majority-Republican Harris County Commissioners Court did not vote to join the SB 4 lawsuit Tuesday....Read More
Texas currently has only 10 openly LGBT elected officials out of roughly 470 in the U.S., and just a handful of LGBT candidates are on the ballot this year....Read More
Texas is known for low voter turnout, but even by its measures, what just happened in Houston is surprising: Thirteen people elected the next state rep....Read More
At the Texas Democratic Convention’s LGBT caucus this morning, I caught up with Jenifer Rene Pool, the first transgender Texan to win a Democratic primary...Read More