Artificial tears:  one of the final possessions of person executed by the State of Texas

“a sense of the monstrosity of injustice”

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel wrote in 1962 that many people favor the idea of justice in the abstract, but praise of the ideal is not nearly enough. “That justice is a good thing, a fine goal, even a supreme ideal, is commonly accepted. What is lacking is a sense of the monstrosity of injustice…Justice..is not […]

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Excellence in Public Interest Award 2013

Texas Law Fellowships has honored me with its 2013 Excellence in Public Interest Award (EPIA) in the private attorney category.   David Hinojosa of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) won the award in the public lawyer category for his considerable civil rights work on behalf of students in low-income districts, immigrants, and […]

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The Texas Jail Project: advocating for humane conditions in county jails

The Texas Jail Project works to improve conditions in jails of the 254 counties of this state. A non-profit organization with a staff of one person and a small number of volunteers, the Texas Jail Project: Responds to inmates’ loved ones. It answers questions, provides information and forms on its website,here, and contacts officials. It […]