News Archive - November 2010

Few toasting 'DWI Lite' proposal

Austin police chief suggests a new category for impaired driving. Read the story. (Houston Chronicle) [11/30/2010]

New generation of jurors adds pressure to prosecutors

Prosecutors say jurors are demanding more evidence like they see on television. Read the story. (Lufkin KTRE - ABC 9) [11/24/2010]

Americans have few rights traveling overseas

Travelers seeking redress outside the U.S. face several major obstacles. Read the story. (ABC News) [11/22/2010]

Thomson Reuters enters LPO market with Pangea3 takeover

International business information group Thomson Reuters has entered the legal processing outsourcing market with the acquisition of Pangea3. Read the story. (Legal Week) [11/19/2010]

Telework legislation passes

A bill passed by the U.S. House requires federal agencies to develop policies to allow employees to work remotely unless their positions are specifically excluded. Read the story. (Washington Post) [11/18/2010]

Value of suspending licenses in DWI arrests questioned

Lawmakers, judges, and attorneys are divided on whether confiscating licenses before a defendant's case goes to court actually prevents drunken driving. Read the story. (Austin American-Statesman) [11/15/2010]

Fort Hood hearing won't include defense evidence

The defense does not plan to present evidence when a military hearing resumes next week for Maj. Nidal Hasan. Read the story (Conroe Courier) [11/10/2010]

Houston municipal courts to hold trials at new location

Trials in Houston will expand from the downtown area. Read the story (Houston Chronicle) [11/10/2010]

Texas Supreme Court stopping in Amarillo

The Supreme Court of Texas will hear oral arguments in Amarillo on Wednesday, Nov. 10. Read the story (Amarillo Globe-News) [11/08/2010]

Veterans Court approved for Smith County

The Smith County commissioners' Court approved the creation of a veterans court and related policies Tuesday. Read the story. (Tyler KYTX (CBS) 19) [11/03/2010] Also see Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans.