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In Context: Gov. Rick Perry's Indictment

The following timeline details the events that unfolded in Texas courts following Travis County D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg's drunk driving conviction in April 2013 through Gov. Rick Perry's booking Aug. 19.

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Lawyer Arrested, Charged in Alleged Murder for Hire Plot to Kill Witness

By Angela Morris |

San Antonio and Corpus Christi solo Paul Andrews tried to hire his own client—and pay him with reduced attorney fees—to kill one of his former employees, a woman who is suing Andrews for civil barratry and filed a police report that launched criminal barratry charges against him.

High Court Allows Expunged Records for Use in Discipline Case

By John Council |

In the unusual mandamus decision, a majority on the high court balanced the interests of Texas' expunction statute—which allows wrongfully accused people to eradicate their arrest records— against the bar's interest to use expunged records to discipline a former prosecutor.

Judge Keith P. Ellison of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Houston

Judge Dismisses Patent Case Over 'Misconduct'

By John Council |

Houston federal judge rules that attorney fee award alone is "insufficient" to deter misrepresentation in patent infringement case.

U.S. District Judge Lynn N. Hughes

Judge Lynn Hughes Removes Bankruptcy Trustee Over Family Trip to New Orleans

By John Council |

In a particularly harsh opinion, U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes of Houston denied an appeal by a former Chapter 7 Bankruptcy trustee who challenged his removal from all 12 of his cases after the lawyer billed an estate $3,486 for his family's four-night trip to New Orleans.

Questions Remain About Perry's Legal Bills

By Miriam Rozen |

Rep. Joe Deshotel, D-Beaumont, is seeking answers about the payment of Perry’s legal fees. Deshotel said the A.G. should clarify several issues, including if Perry should pay what the taxpayers have already covered for his legal fees or the $79,550.

Personality Disorders in Divorce

By James Dolan |

The system's prevailing notion in the termination of marriage is that both sides are equally at fault. This is debilitating, infuriating and magnifies the already intense suffering of going through divorce.

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Rick Perry Assembles High-Profile Legal Team

By Angela Morris |

"Gov. Perry will fight this indictment 100 percent, and at the end of the day, he will prevail, because he's on the side of the rule of law. The governor acted lawfully and properly exercised his power under the law," said Tony Buzbee, of the Buzbee Law Firm in Houston.

Larry Rothenberg, Houston solo

Appellate Lawyer of the Week: Solo Gets Win for World's Fastest Court Reporter

By John Council |

The Guinness Book of World Records notes that Mark Kislingbury "is the National Court Reporters Association [NCRA] speed and real-time champion, achieving 360 words per minute with 97.23 percent accuracy, at the NCRA 2004 summer convention on July 30, 2004."

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Lawyers: Perry's Dismissal Arguments Strong, But Unlikely to Succeed

By Angela Morris |

Texas Lawyer asked three attorneys with longtime criminal law experience to analyze Gov. Rick Perry's application for pretrial writ of habeas corpus and predict what might happen next.