Harvard Law School

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Expelled Students Sue University of Houston Over Sexual Assault Investigation

    The night of November 19, 2011, Ryan McConnell went to the Den, a pub near the University of Houston campus, for some drinks with friends. There McConnell met a fellow UH student, and, after several drinks, talking led to kissing. The two eventually got so drunk a bartender told them to leave. McC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    The Legend of Wendy Davis: Separating Fact from Fiction

    "Print the legend!" This is how Jeff Davis, ex-husband to Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate and rising star in Democratic circles, responded ("with palpable weariness") to a New York Times reporter who was trying to get to the bottom of what's really the truth about Wendy Davis's biography. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    Five Reasons Ted Cruz Should Stay Canadian

    Last year, it was revealed that Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, actually holds Canadian citizenship. Cruz subsequently made headlines -- it was a slow news cycle by all accounts -- last August, by vowing to renounce his Canadian citizenship. After all, the theory goes you can't run for presi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    Ted Cruz: As Abrasive and Arrogant in College as Now

    Ted Cruz, the id of the Tea Party, is nobody's dummy, academically speaking. Cruz is a double-Ivy grad, who went to Princeton for his undergraduate degree and law school at the venerable Harvard. When the Daily Beast undertook to discover what Cruz was like at Princeton, it reported: several fellow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Today in Political Punditry: Ed Whelan Edition

    Conservative legal pundit, Ed Whelan, who writes for the (once) venerable National Review, has a regular feature on his blog called "This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism." Yesterday, his entry was short, sweet and silly: 1987--Culminating an unprecedented campaign of lies, distortions, and vilific ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Wendy is Running: Five Tips for Davis in the Gubernatorial Race

    It's was unofficially official last week that Sen. Wendy Davis would run for governor, but Davis will make the official announcement today and the race is really on. Ever since Davis donned her hot pink running shoes and proceeded to stand on the floor of the Texas Senate in a filibuster to block s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Ben Hall Says ... Something In His New Mayoral Campaign Videos

    Ben Hall is running for mayor and he's running early and with videos that are that always-difficult-to-land blend of performance art, pure campaign video, and something Ingmar Bergman might have put together in his spare time. The first video ran last Wednesday, and in a move that reminded us at Ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    The Winners and Losers of the Great Texas Abortion Filibuster

    If you were anywhere near a computer, a phone, or the Hill Country over the past 24 hours, you'll know that Texas witnessed one of the most memorable, remarkable displays of political will it's ever known. In lieu of allowing nearly 90 percent of the abortion clinics across the state to shutter, Sen ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2012

    Millionaires Clash Over Shadyside Mansion

    Despite all the Tenth Commandment strictures to the contrary, coveting the mansion next door has led millionaire executive Tony Petrello to years of depositions and lawsuits.

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Julian Castro: Three Things We Learned About San Antonio's Mayor At Last Night's DNC

    At first, it seemed strange that, on one of the most important nights for Democrats, they would open with a a guy with a sprawling white smile who no one had heard of before. But hey, Dems must have thought, it worked in 2004 -- why not play this hand again? So they did, trotting out Julian Castro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Ted Cruz: First Intellectual Tea-Partier Ever

    Last night, as we watched Sarah Palin bloviate on Fox News -- yes, doubtful reader, we do under highly unusual circumstances tune in to Fox News -- we were struck by something. Ted Cruz, compared to virtually every single Tea Party member on this green earth like Palin, is really damn articulate. Li ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Film

    August 11, 2011

    Invasion of Piracy

    Illegal downloading costs the film industry billions of dollars per year. But does the legal strategy designed to recoup this lost bounty amount to extortion?

  • News

    July 28, 2011

    Friends with Benefits

    Dinesh Shah was adept at insinuating himself into people’s lives

  • News

    July 21, 2011

    The Unexpected Guest

    Suave, with impeccable but false credentials, "Dennis Shaw" moved easily through River Oaks society.

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Dinesh Shah a.k.a. "Dennis Shaw": The Nightmare of River Oaks

    ​A man named Dennis Shaw wormed his way into some of the highest heights River Oaks has to offer and took it for all it was worth. In real life his name was Dinesh Shah, and he's racked up a long, long courtroom record. Our John Nova Lomax examines the man in the first of a two-part series, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Julian Castro, San Antonio Mayor, Annointed Great Hispanic Hope By The New York Times

    Can you become governor of Texas when your Mom hates the Alamo?​The cover story from this week's upcoming New York Times Magazine is available online, and it's a love letter to 35-year-old San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, tabbing him as an official Hispanic to Watch, including talk of the Governor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    We Miss You, Dale Stewart

    Houston artist Dale Stewart died Monday at age 34. He was brilliant, and he was my friend for more than two years.Dale was fascinated by the world, and that made him a fascinating person. His obsessions were too many to count. He loved his family, adored his little girls Anna and Kate beyond all mea ... More >>

  • News

    March 12, 2009

    Quanell Critics, Harvard Law and Extreme Recycling

    Highlights From The Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Harvard, Meet The Polk County Poh-leece

    A couple of students from Harvard Law School recently got a taste of the Polk County Sheriff's Office and spent some time in the county jail after going out on assignment for their internships at a Houston legal clinic. The students had driven to Livingston to interview a Polunsky Unit guard at his ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 19, 2009
  • Calendar

    February 5, 2009

    Legally Blonde the Musical

    Omigod, She’s Here!

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2008

    Unsolicited Advice for Silda Spitzer

    So this blog is about pop culture, and this post is gonna be about politics, but in my opinion, politics comes pretty close to serving as our pop culture, most of the time. I want to write about Silda Spitzer, the wife of the ex-governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer, who resigned after it came out th ... More >>

  • News

    February 28, 2008

    Barack Obama and Me

    It was the year 2000 and I was a young hungry reporter in Chicago covering a young hungry state legislator

  • Film

    October 4, 2007

    Into the Wild

    Sean Penn delivers a soulful road movie and refuses to define his subject

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2007

    Q&A: Greg Giraldo Talks about Carrot Top, Carlos Mencia, Ray Romano, Lewis Black, Patton Oswalt, Dick Cheney and, of course, Paris Hilton

    Greg Giraldo drops into the Improv this week, but last week Assistant Night & Day Editor Dusti Rhodes talked to him on the phone about roasting celebrities, stealing jokes, being a dad, and his upcoming show on Comedy Central. Houstoned: You’re kind of known for being really good at roasting peop ... More >>

  • News

    February 3, 2005

    The Fido Solution

    The ultimate answer to too many strays, cash-strapped budgets, animal shelter abuses and starving people

  • Music

    January 15, 2004

    A Clean Brake

    After almost losing his voice, country rocker David Brake starts singing his own songs

  • News

    July 17, 2003

    If He Could Turn Back Time...

    Sylvester Turner's second coming

  • Film

    May 29, 2003

    Think Different

    Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?

  • Film

    December 12, 2002

    Miller's Crossing

    Arthur Miller's daughter Rebecca comes into her own with Personal Velocity

  • Dining

    July 11, 2002

    When Jeffrey Met Thelma

    A Vogue foodie takes on an East Texas mess o' meat

  • Film

    July 12, 2001

    Bland Ambition

    Motion to dismiss: Legally Blonde doesn't even have a case

  • Film

    July 5, 2001

    Gallic Phallic Humor

    French director Francis Veber serves a little straight white whine with his wacky gay farce

  • News

    February 15, 2001

    The Great EscApe

    In two decades, Wally Swett's sanctuary has become a place of peace for primates - it's the humans that have him going bananas

  • Film

    September 30, 1999

    Senior Fling

    Guinevere gives a new twist to old-young romance

  • Film

    May 6, 1999

    Stormin' Mormon

    SLC Punk! shows young rebels, but not their relevance

  • Calendar

    January 25, 1996