Posted: Feb 5, 2013 3:46 PM
Updated: Feb 5, 2013 3:46 PM
FORT WORTH (AP) A Texas sheriff says the Iraq War veteran charged with gunning down a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend has refused to meet with his family or a court-appointed attorney. Authorities say 25-year-old Eddie Ray Routh remained in his cell today instead of meeting with his lawyer or relatives because he was denied a cigarette.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) In an initiative applauded by the American Civil Liberties Union, lawmakers in 11 states including Texas are examining plans to restrict the use of drones over their skies amid concerns they could be used to spy on people. The ACLU The American Civil Liberties Union says state legislators are proposing a variety of restrictions on the new technology.
(Information in the following story is from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com)
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A state district judge in Austin has rejected a lawsuit that sought to discover how much retired lawmakers as a group are collecting in state pensions. Judge Lora Livington says the amounts can be withheld because lawmakers have passed laws to keep the information secret.
GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) A former district attorney says he can't remember being in possession of any evidence that could have prevented the wrongful murder conviction of a man who spent nearly 25 years in prison. A court of inquiry is examining whether Ken Anderson acted improperly in 1987 when he prosecuted Michael Morton in connection with his wife's beating death. Morton was released in 2011 after new DNA testing showed that he didn't kill her.