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3.04.2010

Legal News From Across The State

A family sues the Pour House in Fort Worth for serving a cop who eventually caused a death in a DWI accident. The Plaintiff's attorney said, and I'm not making this up, "It's not about the money." In Houston this afternoon, a district judge declared the Texas death penalty unconstitutional. Wait, what? (Edit: For you legal minds out there, here's a blog explaining that the judge's specific ruling might not be able to be appealed.) And a Houston attorney provides ample evidence of why everyone hates lawyers. Incredible.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Something I have always been curious about...in the Constitution it says "cruel and unusual"...the authors of the Constitution had a pretty good grasp of the English language and understood the difference between "and" and "or" how is it that the Supreme Court doesn't? The difference is stark.

Anonymous said...

Not about the money my ASS..

Anonymous said...

is this california

Anonymous said...

Speaking as one who has handled Dram Shop Act cases (that is, the kind where a bar overserves a customer who then drives off drunk and hurts someone), let me assure you that it is, in fact, not about the money. Perry's Supreme Court pretty much gutted those cases a couple of years ago in a gross example of judicial activism at its finest. Good luck to the family. They'll need it.

Anonymous said...

$800 is nothing. A judge wanted $54 million from his dry cleaners:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/25/AR2007062500443.html

Anonymous said...

I'm glad Black History Month is over. The best thing about having it in February is that it has the fewest days. What pisses them off is when Feb comes in a leap year.

Anonymous said...

Ironic that you must first KILL someone before you can use the "it's wrong to kill me" defense.

Anonymous said...

I have a High School Athletics question:
During off season is a head coach allowed to conduct a before or after school practice and offer instruction to players during that practice?

Anonymous said...

what an idiot the death penalty here in texas is too humane everybpdy worrise about the rights of those who were convicited to death but what about those who they killed

Anonymous said...

does anybody know what month women talk the least...?

Anonymous said...

Since it always has to be someone else's fault, why not sue the beer company executives who know beer contains alcohol but yet still brew it and ship it with the intent to distribute. I mean, why stop at the retail outlet? Go all the way to the dealers, right? Actually, better to sue the farmers who plant the grains that they know will be used to make beer that they know contains alcohol and contributes to drunk driving. Or, the truckers or railroad engineers who ship the stuff. Maybe sue Congress, for providing farmers with loans and subsidies to grow grain that they know will be used to make beer? And so forth.

Goober said...

Paragraph two (Texas Death Penalty) and the corresponding blog link is what would make clerking for an appellate or S. Court judge truely interesting.