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September 2017
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Dear Members,

Many of our brothers and sisters up and down the coast have suffered devastating losses in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. With their offices and homes damaged or destroyed, they are struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy and their capacity to continue to defend the citizen accused.

September 2017 Complete Issue - PDF Download
Thursday, August 31st, 2017
Features
23 | Social Media Evidence - By Frank Sellers
31 | Packingham v. North Carolina: Will the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision Impact a “Sex Offender” Law in Texas? - By Richard Gladden
37 | Psycho ...What? - By Justin Kiechler
39 | The Ballad of Baldo Cortez & 'Lefty' - By Judge Pat Priest
Social Media Evidence
Friday, September 1st, 2017

I. Introduction

On October 17, 2009, at 11:49 a.m., Rodney Bradford posted “ON THE PHONE WITH THIS FAT CHICK . . . WHERER MY IHOP” on Facebook.2 At the same time, a few miles away, an armed robbery was happening.

Packingham v. North Carolina: Will the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision Impact a “Sex Offender” Law in Texas?
Friday, September 1st, 2017

In 2002, a 21-year-old college student in North Carolina named Lester Gerard Packingham had consensual sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Psycho . . . What?
Friday, September 1st, 2017

I practice law in Lubbock, Texas, where I hung out my shingle immediately after finishing law school in 2008. I was very fortunate to have a group of dedicated mentors who helped me get my firm off the ground. The majority of my practice consists of criminal defense work, although I also handle personal injury, family, small business, and traffic ticket cases.

The Ballad of Baldo Cortez and ‘Lefty’
Friday, September 1st, 2017

Lawyers realize the kind of personal physical courage required to see a good cop through a night-watch shift in a crime-infested neighborhood where few sympathize with the job he must do.

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