Tag Archives: U.S. Supreme Court

SXSW 2014 legal film roundup

A man who robbed a Houston bank as a teen seeks redemption for his past. A pair of same-sex couples takes their case for legal recognition to the nation's highest court with help from two eminent attorneys. An East Texas landowner and a group of activists try to defy the odds and stop the Keystone XL pipeline. These and other real-life stories found a home on screen as part of the 2014 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, which took place March 7-15 in Austin.… Continue Reading

SXSW legal film spotlight: The Case Against 8

Telling the story of landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases often means poring through personal diaries and legal filings and--if you're not too late--jogging the memories of those who lived it. For Ben Cotner and Ryan White, directors of the new documentary The Case Against 8, it meant turning on a camera and watching events unfold.… Continue Reading

Austin Firm to Argue Before U.S. Supreme Court

William R. Allensworth, senior partner with the Austin-based construction firm Allensworth & Porter, is scheduled to argue before the United States Supreme Court in the case of In re Atl. Marine Const. Co., Inc., 701 F.3d 736 (5th Cir. 2012) cert. granted, 12-929, 2013 WL 1285318 (U.S. Apr. 1, 2013). The hearing takes place on Oct. 9.… Continue Reading

Film on race, university admissions now online

We recently blogged about Austin broadcast journalist Lynn Boswell's new documentary on race and university admissions, which premiered last month on KLRU-TV. We can now report that the film, "Admissions on Trial: Seven Decades of Race and Higher Education," is online for viewing anytime.… Continue Reading

Kim Askew Testifies at Sotomayor Hearing

On July 16, Dallas lawyer Kim J. Askew, chair of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, testified regarding the ABA’s rating of Judge Sonia Sotomayor as "well qualified" to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Askew is a partner in K&L Gates and a former chair of the State Bar of Texas … Continue Reading