The military commission system of trying terrorism suspects may in fact be more beneficial to the accused than being tried in federal district courts, a Houston law professor and former military intellence officer who has been both a prosecutor and defense attorney said at a “Law and the Media” seminar.
Archive | January, 2011
January 29, 2011
January 20, 2011
Beaumont Police Chief Frank Coffin told a media gathering Thursday that after the recent convictions of four officers, morale in the Beaumont Police Department may be in “a downward spiral,” but he expects it will rebound.
January 19, 2011
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency for the region which includes Texas told a Houston live and radio audience Wednesday that his agency is making great strides in improving the state’s environment, despite some “disagreements” with the state’s environmental regulation agency.
January 18, 2011
Beaumont police officer James Cody Guedry was sentencted to 30 days in state jail, probated for 90 days, Tuesday for official oppression stemming in connection with twice using a Taser against Derrick Newman on the night of Aug. 24, 2007, according to a court employee. Guedry was convicted by a Jefferson County jury in December.
January 12, 2011
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a ruling Tuesday putting a halt to an unprecedented hearing in a Harris County trial court on whether the state’s death penalty law is unconstitutional.