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I discovered last night that they finally released the new and vastly improved version of phpBB, which is the program that we use for the members only section. I’ve already installed it and now I’m going to switch the old over to the new one. The upgraded members only section is officially online. Most importantly,…

New Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure $20, 248 pp., 2007 978-1-60156-033-9 The handy 4-by-6 inch format fits easily into your briefcase or pocket and is designed for quick and easy courtroom reference. This newly updated guide compiles the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure as amended through December 1, 2007. Includes approved forms. Criminal Litigation and Legal…

Congratulations to Everett Seymore

Congratulations to Everett Seymore. He won an acquittal for his client Thursday in CCL#2. It was a DWI “B”. Everett said he got the jury to try the FST’s during deliberations, and nobody could do the FST’s properly! The jury was out about 35 minutes. Good job, gladiator! Also, Steve Hamilton asked me to pass…

Congratulations to Rayme Shackelford and Michael Montoya

Congratulations to Rayme Shackelford and Michael Montoya. They busted a DWI panel in CCL #2 on Monday. It seems that 16 of the 20 panel members would give more credence to a police officer’s testimony than a lay witness. Check out the “member’s only” section for a pretty funny story about an encounter Rayme had…

Important news on the federal front

For those of you who practice in federal court, Asst. U.S. Public Defender Jerry Beard offers the following valuable new information: Last Friday the Supremes granted cert in Irizarry v. US to decide whether sentencing courts must provide notice before imposing a non-guideline sentence. This is the Rule 32 notice issue which our office had…

Congratulations to Fred Stangl

Congratulations to The Tangler! Fred Stangl passed his certification exam, and is now Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. (He promised me he failed the test, big time. Right.) Good job, partner. The 28th Annual Prairie Dog Lawyers Advanced Criminal Law Seminar was another spectacular success. The final numbers…

Door Registration for Prairie Dog

Door registration for the 2008 Prairie Dog Lawyers Advanced Criminal Law Seminar begins at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow, January 3, at Texas Tech University School of Law. Tuition of $50 gets you two full days (14.75 hours) of the best CLE in Texas, CD materials, breakfast both days, and Bill Trantham’s BBQ lunch on Friday. Another…

Victory: Tom Stanfield and Kelly Clark

Congratulations to Tom Stanfield and Kelly Clark. In a felony evading with a vehicle case in 140th District Court this week, the jury opted for the lesser-included charge of fleeing or attempting to elude police officer, a Class B misdemeanor. Check it out in the Texas Transportation Code, section 545.421: “A person commits an offense…

The War on College Kids: Knowing Your Fourth Amendment Rights

ACLU of Texas and The Women’s Studies Program at Texas Tech University to Co-Sponsor Fourth Amendment Event: [Lubbock Chapter Hosts Event] Lubbock, TX: In response to the “War on College Kids” and the complaints of alleged police misconduct by the “Party Patrol” as well as the recognition that the Citizens of the Tech Terrace neighborhood…

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