austindefender

Criminal defense in Austin Texas.

Why Judges Should Not Be Elected

| June 10, 2009

It’s kind of funny, but also kind of scary, coming across people who have very strong opinions about things they know nothing about. Case in point: Blue Collar Muse. It is difficult to conceive of more ignorant, stupid and asinine judges than those in this story. It is also difficult to believe any of them […]

Unlicensed Marriage

| June 3, 2009

Almost 16 years ago, my wife and I were married in another state.  Along with renting a tux, buying a ring, and nodding my head whenever my wife asked me anything about the wedding, I had to go obtain a license.  I still have that piece of paper, somewhere, but in the last 16 years, […]

DeLay & Justice

| June 1, 2009

The other day a prosecutor told me that a pretrial writ of habeas corpus couldn’t be used to attack the constitutionality of a statute. I knew he was wrong, but I didn’t have a case that said so.  So this morning I searched “pretrial writ of habeas corpus constitutionality,” and the first case I found […]