Monday, July 25, 2016

Houston Legal Links 7/25/2016

Originally published by Mary Flood.

Top legal news includes: Independent probe of rape victim’s incarceration sought; Judge under fire for no plea vow Facebook post he says is in support of officers; Open Carry, Funding Likely Police Issues Next Legislative Session; Family of slain teen urge city to buy site where body was found; Man shot by Houston police had replica pellet gun; Rally Questions Death Penalty for Texas Man Who Didn’t Pull Trigger; Acclaimed investigator takes fall in Goforth case (Chron subsc); Kushed out: City takes aim at stubborn new drug problem (Chron subsc); Heavy debt loads could slow energy’s recovery (Chron subsc); Police looking for driver who hit two children; Initiative allows families to help locate missing loved ones via DNA; Falkenberg: D.A. answers questions, but victim’s ordeal is unforgiveable (Chron subsc); In the Face of Police Violence, African-Americans Move Their Money to Houston’s Black-Owned Bank; Feds seize 5 tons of pot in load of mangoes at South Texas border & Greater Houston Borrows $2.9-Billion To Keep Up With Water Demands.

For the water cooler: Wherein An Associate Curses Out A Partner Over Pokémon; Ex-BigLaw partner avoids long sentence for insider trading; judge notes otherwise ‘exemplary life’; Supreme Court Clerk Hiring Watch: The Official List For OT 2016; Law Firm HR: How To Give Constructive Feedback; FBI Blocking FOIA Requests With Aging IT, Lawsuit Alleges; Florida judge is accused of making derogatory comments, overrelying on staffers; What Happens To Incoming Biglaw Associates Who Fail The Bar Exam?; ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Writer in First Amendment Fight Over Bergdahl Tapes; The Law Schools With The Least-Indebted Graduates (2016); US sues to block two major health-insurer mergers, would like cases tried together; Law Firms a “Weak Spot” in Money Laundering Detection; Federal judge considers suit seeking gender-neutral passport; Law firms are ‘implicated’ in rise of inequality, says ‘Saving Capitalism’ author Robert Reich & Additional ‘Making a Murderer’ episodes to air; lawyer says new evidence will be revealed.

Curated by Texas Bar Today. Follow us on Twitter @texasbartoday.

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