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Judicial vacancies slow judicial system

Perhaps no one can appreciate the importance of quick access to our federal courts more than death-row inmate Max Soffar. By the time the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rules on his habeas petition in support of his claim of innocence, he might have already died of liver cancer. The fact that the Fifth Circuit, […]

Book Review: Wars of plunder: Conflicts, Profits and the Politics of Resources (2012)

Philippe Le Billon, Wars of plunder: Conflicts, Profits and the Politics of Resources (2012) 288 Pages ISBN: 9780199327546 When I was a young child in Iran, my father would always tell me that the biggest wall blocking modernization of Iran is not Islam as claimed by many dissidents, but the discovery of petroleum. The idea […]

R.I.P Delbert L. Tibbs

“It really makes me believe the Great Spirit laid this trip on me so that I could bear witness of this terrible thing we call the deathpenalty in the U.S.” – Delbert Tibbs I Just found out that death-row survivor Delbert Tibbs passed away last night. I first met Delbert at the Fast and Vigil […]

Firing Line: Learn from Lehmberg

The Daily Texan Published on April 29, 2013. It looks like that the main argument against District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg’s resignation is that if she resigns, Gov. Rick Perry will get to appoint a conservative Republican to serve for the remainder of her term. Therefore we should ignore the fact that she was driving drunk, […]

Blindly siding with aggression

Kudos to Rep. Lloyd Doggett of Austin and his 35 colleagues who voted against House Resolution 867, a resolution that condemns the Goldstone report on Gaza and again blindly takes the side of Israeli aggression. The UN report that was published by the South African jurist Richard Goldstone, a supporter of Israel, found that both […]

March against the death penalty

Published: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 The Daily Texan Would you oppose the death penalty if it were proven that Texas has executed an innocent man? If so, remember this name: Cameron Todd Willingham. He was innocent and Texas executed him. There are plenty of executed death-row inmates with strong claims of innocence, such as David […]

Firingline: Support Keller impeachment

Published: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 The Daily Texan Sharon Keller denied Michael Richard’s constitutional rights when she closed her courtroom at 5 p.m. and refused to accept his last-minute appeal (“Representative initiates efforts for impeachment of Sharon Keller,” April 28). Justice is not a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. issue, and everyone deserves a fair […]

Does UT have a liberal agenda? Campus bias wildly sensationalized

By Hooman Hedayati Daily Texan Guest Columnist Right-wing culture warrior David Horowitz has come out with yet another anti-academic-freedom book and accompanying campus tour. The book, “One-Party Classroom,” is a virtually unreconstructed rehash of his previous books, “The Professors” and “Indoctrination U.” In these works he announces the shocking news that they teach feminism in […]

Nowruz 1388 Scuba Diving Video

Finally the Scuba video I promised you.