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  • Exonerations in Texas
    Exonerations in Texas

    In 2014, the total prison population in Texas at the end of the year was 158,589. [1] That is nearly 0.6 percent of the total population. [2] That is a ridiculous number. Texas not only led the way in ...

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  • Open Carry Texas
    Open Carry Texas

    As of January 1, 2016, Texans can legally carry a loaded handgun openly or concealed as long as they are licensed by the State of Texas to carry and the handgun is in a shoulder or belt holster. Out ...

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  • Mind Your Own Business: Does the right of privacy extend to cell phones?
    Mind Your Own Business: Does the right of privacy extend to cell phones?

    In this modern digital age, almost everyone has a cell phone. We all walk around with an endless amount of information in the palm of our hands or in our pockets. However, some of this information on ...

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  • K-9 Sniff and Search. In short, they can.
    K-9 Sniff and Search. In short, they can.

    Ever wondered about the legality of a K-9 search? The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution guards against unreasonable search and seizures. In providing individuals' protection, it also requires ...

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  • Everybody Get Footloose
    Everybody Get Footloose

    Footloose is a classic movie with a very catchy song. Under Texas Law, it also has a few criminal actions. Standing between two moving cars on a highway is undoubtedly unsafe and probably constitutes ...

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  • Walking The Line
    Walking The Line

    While we all know Johnny Cash had a few crimes under his belt, this movie clip from Walk the Line only shows a couple of criminal actions. What would rock and roll be without the drugs and alcohol? ...

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