Dallas County Democratic Chair Calls for Judge Carlos Cortez's Resignation

"Certainly as an attorney I recognize that he's innocent until proven guilty. But we're not talking about criminal guilt. We're talking about how you live your life and integrity in public officials," said Darlene Ewing, a Dallas solo who heads the county Democratic Party.

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Reversed and Remanded: How Creditors Can Reach Homestead Property

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Howard Marc Spector, a partner in Dallas' Spector & Johnson, discusses a recent decision he won before U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that's notable because it shows that Texas homestead exemptions—which have protected a person's home from creditors for more than a century—are not absolute in preventing the forced sale of a marital home in a U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
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