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Wallace Jefferson

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

The Texas Supreme Court scrutinized the legality of court costs imposed on indigent plaintiffs — in this case, fees the Tarrant County clerk’s office charged six poor plaintiffs pursuing divorces — during oral arguments on Wednesday.

UPDATE: In his State of the Judiciary address today, Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson said the state should fund a program to look into wrongful convictions. It's an idea that has a lot of resonance in North Texas where Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins spent his early years on the job working on exonerations.