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New renderings show future Cowboys site, multiuse stadium in Frisco

<b>Mobile users</b>: To see the renderings, click here.<p>FRISCO — Renderings released Tuesday offer the first glimpse of what the new Dallas Cowboys …

Immigrants Are Being Held In Private Texas Prisons And Are Subject To 'Shocking Abuse'

Five are located in Texas. Run by three private companies, these 13 "criminal alien requirement" prisons, as the BOP calls them, house one of America's fastest-growing prison populations: immigrants in federal custody, many convicted for the crime of illegally crossing the border. The 13 facilities …

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Commuting at 205 miles per hour

A Texas company hopes to create a high-speed rail corridor to move passengers at speeds that would leave Amtrak’s Acela in the dust — all with private funds.<p>Texas Central Railway, a private company working with Japan Railway Co., wants to build a closed high-speed rail corridor served by a bullet …

Music Awards Festival, Round 1

Here’s the first batch of bands to play <i>Fort Worth Weekly</i>’s <b>12th Annual Music Awards Festival</b> (MAF) on <b>Sunday</b>, <b>June 22</b>, at eight venues in the <b>West 7th</b> …

Your Guide to 817 Arts

On the surface, an out-of-towner who spends more than a couple of minutes among some of us Fort Worthians might think we’ve got a little case of</b> …

Laundry Day

There is nothing quiet about the courtroom on the second floor of the Wise County courthouse. The cherrywood floors in the 118-year-old building …

Wacky Texas Laws: Guess Which of These 4 Are Real

A team of librarians is busy separating truth from myth in the Lone Star State.<p>Librarians at the Legislative Reference Library of Texas are laying down the law—and doing their best to remove some odd ones that have lingered on the books for a long time, sometimes to relatively little notice.<p>The 12 …

Weird But True Texas Hunting Laws

Some Texas hunting laws are a little wacky, but judge for yourself.<p>Hunting is a unique sport in and of itself, and more than a few hunters experience …

Meet Camry, a Four-Legged Friend of the Court

Of all the employees working at Marion County family court in north-central Ohio, only one needs to be walked, groomed and fed.<p>That’s Camry, a two-year-old golden retriever-Labrador mix whose job is to make the courthouse a friendlier place.

5 Ways Computers Are Revolutionizing the Legal Profession

Northwestern University law professor John O. McGinnis, writing in the latest issue of City Journal, explores how the rise of machine intelligence is disrupting and transforming the legal profession.<p>In the journal, which is published by the conservative-leaning Manhattan Institute, Mr. McGinnis …

Weird And Crazy Laws From Around The World

Seriously Norway? You're going to hold on to that one?

The man who sued for two 'undecillion' dollars – and other optimistic lawsuits

Unusually litigious people of Earth, it's time to up your game. After being bitten by a dog on a bus – and then, worse, having his photo taken without permission during treatment – a man named Anton Purisima is currently suing the City of New York and other defendants for …

Sealed Court Files Obscure Rise in Electronic Surveillance

Law-Enforcement Requests to Monitor Cellphones Are Routinely Sealed—And Stay That Way<p>In eight years as a federal magistrate judge in Texas, Brian Owsley approved scores of government requests for electronic surveillance in connection with criminal investigations—then sealed them at the government's …

Dan Marino Joins Concussion Lawsuit Against NFL

Legendary quarterback and NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino has joined 4,800 former football players in a concussion-related lawsuit against the NFL.<p>The …

May employer fire employee based on employee’s reasonable on-the-job armed self-defense?

No problem under Michigan law, the Sixth Circuit ruled today in <i>Hoven v. Walgreen Co.</i> (6th Cir. June 2, 2014).<p>A bit of background: Generally speaking, private employers may terminate their relationship with employees for any reason, or no reason at all — that’s the “employment at will” principle. …

Your Privacy Is Now At Risk From Search Engines -- Even If The Law Says Otherwise

Last week the European Union’s Court of Justice ordered Google to grant people the right to be forgotten, giving people the ability to have themselves removed from search results that are “inadequate, irrelevant, or no longer relevant, or excessive in relation to the purposes for which they were …

Father of shooting victim chastises politicians, demands new gun laws

Chris Martinez, just 20 years old when he was gunned down at a deli Friday in California, dreamed of being a lawyer like his dad.<p>Now his grieving father, Richard Martinez, has emerged as the public face of gun control advocates in the aftermath of the six killings in Isla Vista.<p>Three of the victims …

Supreme Court strikes down Florida law that set strict IQ-score cutoff for executions

The Supreme Court today ruled that states cannot rely on IQ tests alone to gauge whether death row inmates are "intellectually disabled" and thus eligible to avoid execution. Today's decision impacts borderline cases where a defendant’s IQ score falls within the test’s margin of error, making it …

Alberta to propose law that would ban people under 18 from tanning beds

Alberta's health minister says a new law will be introduced later this year that will keep people under 18 out of tanning beds.<p>Fred Horne had earlier said legislation would protect youth from skin cancer, but he didn't indicate if that meant including such a ban.<p>He said Wednesday that a scientific …

The world's strangest work laws