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The purpose of TCDLA is to protect and ensure by rule of law those individual rights guaranteed by the Texas and Federal Constitutions in criminal cases; to resist the constant efforts which are now being made to curtail such rights: to encourage cooperation between lawyers engaged in the furtherance of such objectives though educational programs and other assistance; and through such cooperation, education and assistance to promote justice and the common good. 



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Mark Snodgrass

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a long way to go

While I have never claimed to be a student of history, I do often enjoy looking back on things that happened 10, 25, or 100 years ago. The type of stories you hear on the radio or see on your newsfeed on social media informing you that 100 years ago today the first automatic potato peeler or something like it was developed.


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