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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…

Fred Stangl Wears Them Out!

Congratulations to The Tangler, Fred Stangl, after a five-day fight this week in 137th District Court in a case of possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver 1-4 grams in a drug free zone (DFZ). The State dropped the DFZ after Fred’s investigation revealed the subject daycare had lost its license. Fred aggressively attacked…

Prairie Dog Lawyers Seminar coming up!

The 28th Annual Prairie Dog Lawyers Advanced Criminal Law Seminar is just around the corner: January 3 and 4 at the Texas Tech School of Law. THIS IS OUR SEMINAR! It is a big deal, and we all need to do our part to make it a success as usual. If you have not signed…

Texas Criminal Procedure & Offenders with Mental Impairments: A Refresher

Ted Hogan asked me to remind everyone about the MH/MR seminar to be held at 1:00 p.m. on December 14th at the Law School. CLE credit has already been approved. Professor Brian Shannon has agreed to teach the course along with Mary Gerlach and Dr. Robert Morgan of Lubbock Regional MHMR. Here’s the agenda: Texas…

Congratulations to Perfesser Pat!

Congratulations to Perfesser Pat! Pat Metze this morning was named full-time TTUSL Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Texas Tech Criminal Justice Clinic. Beginning in September, Pat will take on full-time duties at TTUSL, on the tenure track. I just saw Pat over at the courthouse, and he is a happy camper, looking…

A Special Holiday Greeting

Check out a special holiday greeting from your LCDLA officers on the Member’s Only section. You will not want to miss this! http://lcdla.org/members/viewtopic.php?t=27

Two Big Victories

A couple of victories to report. Laurie Key won an acquittal yesterday in Terry County on a possession of controlled substance 4-200 grams with a prior pen trip. Dope was found in a motel room after execution of a search warrant. 35 grams were in the wall behind an air vent behind a mirror. The…

Thursday Will Be Busy

Professor Pat Metze has informed me that Lydia Clay-Jackson,Board Certified in Criminal Law, Dean of the Trial College and future President of TCDLA is coming this Thursday, November 15th, to speak to the students at the law school and to work with his class on theory and theme preparation. Pat is planning a luncheon in…

Rockin’ Robin Wrests Right Result in Crappy Cop-draggin’ Case

On November 1st Robin Matthews completed a successful defense of her client charged with aggravated assault on a public servant, a first degree felony. The jury took four hours to find Robin’s client guilty of causing bodily injury to a police officer who was trying to arrest him. After a full day of trial on…

LCDLA Publicity

In the last few days, our organization has received some outstanding publicity regarding our pro bono effort to assist young folks caught up in LPD’s party patrol debacle. Last week, the Lubbock Law Notes devoted its front page to an article I wrote, “Lubbock Lawyers Volunteer to Oppose ‘War Against College Kids’.” Quoted in the…

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