Chuck Lindell, Austin American-Statesman

Chuck Lindell

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX, United States

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  • Hookem.com
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • The Palm Beach Post

Recent articles by Chuck:

Judge halts Trump refugee order, jeopardizing Abbott move to block settlement in Texas

Jeopardizing Gov. Greg Abbott’s recent decision to halt refugees from resettling in Texas, a federal judge on Wednesday blocked a Trump administration rule that gave state and local officials the power to deny refugee admissions.In response to a lawsuit by resettlement agencies, U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte of Maryland temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order that… → Read More

Judge opposes delay in retrial or release of Rosa Jimenez in baby death case

Saying the case involves a potentially innocent woman who has been imprisoned for 17 years, a U.S. magistrate said Wednesday that he opposes a prosecution → Read More

Judge questions plan for new trial in overturned murder conviction

Chastising prosecutors several times during a half-hour hearing Tuesday in Austin, a federal judge openly questioned plans to retry Rosa Jimenez, an Austin babysitter whose 2005 conviction in the murder of a child in her care was overturned in October.Prosecutors have until Feb. 25 to release Jimenez from prison or start a new trial, and the hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Austin… → Read More

Appeals court upholds 10-year sentence for former Texas congressman

In a ruling that took several sarcastic and pointed pokes at a disgraced politician, a federal appeals court upheld the 10-year prison sentence for former → Read More

Ruling rejects notion that latex-clad dancers are nude under Texas law

A state appeals court on Thursday tossed out Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s bid to declare latex-clad entertainers as effectively nude, another → Read More

Court rejects appeal arguing that latex-clad dancers are nude under Texas law

A state appeals court on Thursday tossed out Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s bid to declare latex-clad entertainers as effectively nude, another → Read More

Texas agency rebukes judge on gay marriage policy

A state ethics agency has rebuked a Waco justice of the peace for declining to perform same-sex marriages despite providing that service to couples of the → Read More

Trump arrives in Austin for afternoon visit

Air Force One landed in Austin shortly before 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, about a half-hour later than expected after a delayed departure from Washington, to → Read More

Parole board backs delay in Rodney Reed’s execution

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted unanimously Friday to recommend that Gov. Greg Abbott delay, for 120 days, Wednesday’s scheduled execution for Rodney Reed of Bastrop.The board declined to support Reed’s request to commute his death sentence to a life term in prison.Abbott can accept or reject the seven-member board’s recommendation.This is a developing story. → Read More

Rodney Reed’s execution date canceled by Texas court

The state’ highest criminal court Friday evening blocked next week’s planned execution of Rodney Reed, returning his case to the trial court to consider new evidence that defense lawyers argue establishes the Bastrop man’s innocence.The Court of Criminal Appeals order came hours after the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted unanimously to recommend that Gov. Greg Abbott delay, for 120 days,… → Read More

McCaul joins call to halt Reed execution

In a significant addition to the growing calls to halt next week’s scheduled execution of Rodney Reed, U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul of Austin said → Read More

Appeals court voids ruling that found Texas in violation of voting law

A federal appeals court on Wednesday overturned a lower-court ruling that had found Texas in violation of U.S. voter registration laws.The decision by the → Read More

In new filing, Rodney Reed says more evidence points to innocence

Lawyers for death row inmate Rodney Reed have once again asked the state’s highest criminal court to void his conviction and death sentence, arguing that “even more new evidence” has been discovered that points to Reed’s innocence.Filed with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday, the petition lists eight new witnesses who have provided testimony that the court has not… → Read More

GOP calls grow to halt Reed execution; celebrities also pile on

A growing chorus of Texas Republicans is calling for a delay to Rodney Reed’s looming execution, raising arguments from within his own party that Gov. Greg Abbott may find difficult to ignore.Meantime, celebrities continued to rally to Reed’s cause, with Beyoncé’s website directing visitors to a pro-Reed online petition with a personal message for Abbott: “Please take a hard look at the… → Read More

Overruled twice, Texas court tosses out Moore’s death sentence

The state's highest criminal court, acknowledging that it had no other choice after being overruled twice by the U.S. Supreme Court, on Wednesday ordered → Read More

Most constitutional amendments, including income tax, lead late Tuesday

Most of the 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution were headed toward approval Tuesday, according to early election returns.With three-fourths → Read More

Most constitutional amendments, including income tax, are leading early

Most of the 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution were headed toward approval Tuesday, according to early election returns.With 22% of counties → Read More

9 of 10 Texas constitutional amendments headed for approval

All but one of the 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution were headed toward approval Tuesday, according to early election returns.With three- → Read More

Voters approve 9 of 10 Texas constitutional amendments

Voters approved all but one of the 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution in Tuesday’s election.Only Proposition 1 — a little discussed amendment on municipal judges — limped to defeat after getting support from only 35% of voters. The proposal would have allowed elected municipal judges to serve more than one municipality at a time, something the vast majority of judges, who are… → Read More

In bipartisan plea, lawmakers urge delay to Rodney Reed execution

A bipartisan group of Texas lawmakers, 13 Republicans and 13 Democrats, urged Gov. Greg Abbott to delay the Nov. 20 execution of Rodney Reed, saying → Read More