Williamson County Judge Tim Wright Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Firearm Charges
Prosecutors are indicting Williamson County Judge Tim Wright on nine federal charges, including three counts of selling firearms to someone who, prosecutors say, Wright had reasonable cause to believe he was a felon. Wright was also accused of helping export firearms to Mexico and deliberately lying to Federal Agents in the process. The Texas State Commission of Judicial Conduct has suspended Wright without pay because of the felony charges being brought upon him.
Lawyers Want Stricter Rules for the Last Man to Have Shot a President
John Hinckley Jr. shot President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981 in an attempt to impress actress Jodie Foster. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity, and has spent the majority of his life under institutional psychiatric care since the shooting. However, he has now spends most of his time in a home overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community and has little to no restrictions. In a hearing last Thursday, April 16th, 2015, lawyers are debating what restrictions if any, including ankle bracelet, GPS tracker on his car, etc, Hinckley should have to live under. His attorney says that his mental illness has been in remission for over 20 years and that he should be allowed to return to a normal life.
Connecticut Girl, 17, Forced to Undergo Chemotherapy
Cassandra Callender, a 17 year old girl from Connecticut has lost the right to determine if she will undergo chemotherapy.The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that as a minor, she does not possess the maturity and does not have a full understanding of her prognosis to make an informed decision. Cassandra's mother supported her decision, but the State of Connecticut did not, and contested her decision, and eventually removed her from her mothers house and cut off all ties between Cassandra and her mother.
The University of Texas at Austin
The core values of The University of Texas at Austin are learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity, and responsibility. Each member of the university is expected to uphold these values through integrity, honesty, trust, fairness, and respect toward peers and community.
You may see or hear of other students engaging in some form of academic dishonesty. If so, do not assume that this misconduct is tolerated. Such violations are, in fact, regarded very seriously, often resulting in severe consequences.
Grade-related penalties are routinely assessed ("F" in the course is not uncommon), but students can also be suspended or even permanently expelled from the University for scholastic dishonesty.
Other potential consequences can be particularly far-reaching, such as the creation of a disciplinary record that may very well impact future opportunities.
Furthermore, incidents of scholastic dishonesty diminish the overall value of scholastic achievements on this campus and reflect poorly on the University.
When grades on assignments and exams reflect dishonest efforts rather than legitimate accomplishments, the academic progress of those students cannot be measured accurately and, in turn, any degrees awarded to them cannot reliably or fully attest to their actual scholastic achievements. The potential consequences of fraudulent credentials raise additional concerns for individuals and communities beyond campus who rely on institutions of higher learning to certify students' academic achievements, and expect to benefit from the claimed knowledge and skills of their graduates.
Engaging in dishonest behavior is simply not worth the risks of jeopardizing your academic career & gambling with your future!
The value of a University of Texas degree is also inherently connected to the prestige of this institution and its academic units - colleges and schools, departments and individual degree programs. So the accrued costs of any damage to their earned reputations can adversely affect you and other students who someday will compete for jobs and/or admission into graduate programs or professional schools.
Altogether, these and other concerns reinforce and assure the University's serious interest in confronting academic dishonesty and holding students accountable for any such violations.