Craig Schneider

Reporter for Enterprise

Craig Schneider is a reporter for the Enterprise team. He specializes in putting a local focus on national issues such as the economy, unemployment and health care. He started with the AJC in 1997 and has previously covered issues such as health, crime and county government. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University.

Latest from Craig Schneider

An avalanche of sex scandals: Why now?
 Almost every day, a new scandal emerges involving some prominent figure accused of sexual harassment. The avalanche of high-profile stories has coupled with a social media campaign called #MeToo, emboldening  women - and men - to take a stand. Ripple effects are appearing locally, as well.  Meanwhile, a backlash is emerging that asserts...

12:19 AM Monday, Nov. 27, 2017

Almost every day, a new scandal emerges involving some prominent figure accused of sexual harassment. The avalanche of high-profile stories has coupled with a social media campaign called #MeToo, emboldening women - and men - to take a stand. Ripple effects are appearing locally, as well.  Meanwhile, a backlash is emerging that asserts...
Sex scandals prompt new response: Consequences
 The avalanche of sexual harassment stories are not just creating headlines. It’s causing change. One after another, powerful men - Hollywood producers, high-profile reporters, elected officials - are toppling in this uproar of national shaming. Previously untouchable men are being held accountable in very public and humiliating ways...

5:00 AM Friday, Nov. 24, 2017

The avalanche of sexual harassment stories are not just creating headlines. It’s causing change. One after another, powerful men - Hollywood producers, high-profile reporters, elected officials - are toppling in this uproar of national shaming. Previously untouchable men are being held accountable in very public and humiliating ways...
Tex McIver’s legal team falling apart
 The defense team for Claud “Tex” McIver is falling apart, as two of his lawyers announced that they are no longer representing the prominent Atlanta attorney accused of murdering his wife. The shake-up leaves McIver with one lawyer, Bruce Harvey, who joined the case a few months ago. This development may raise the prospect...

8:18 PM Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

The defense team for Claud “Tex” McIver is falling apart, as two of his lawyers announced that they are no longer representing the prominent Atlanta attorney accused of murdering his wife. The shake-up leaves McIver with one lawyer, Bruce Harvey, who joined the case a few months ago. This development may raise the prospect...
Defense attorneys withdraw from McIver case
 The defense team for Claud “Tex” McIver is falling apart, as two of his lawyers announced today that they are no longer representing the prominent Atlanta attorney accused of murdering his wife. William Hill, who has served as lead defense attorney, filed a notice today that he is withdrawing as counsel. Meanwhile, attorney Stephen...

6:38 PM Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

The defense team for Claud “Tex” McIver is falling apart, as two of his lawyers announced today that they are no longer representing the prominent Atlanta attorney accused of murdering his wife. William Hill, who has served as lead defense attorney, filed a notice today that he is withdrawing as counsel. Meanwhile, attorney Stephen...
McIver finally allowed to leave jail, but he’s still there
 Ever since Claud “Tex” McIver was jailed in April, his legal team has fought to free him on bond before he goes on trial for allegedly murdering his wife. Three weeks ago, a judge gave him the green light to get out. But McIver is still in jail. This may seem odd, considering all his attorneys’ efforts to set him free...

11:14 PM Wednesday, Nov. 08, 2017

Ever since Claud “Tex” McIver was jailed in April, his legal team has fought to free him on bond before he goes on trial for allegedly murdering his wife. Three weeks ago, a judge gave him the green light to get out. But McIver is still in jail. This may seem odd, considering all his attorneys’ efforts to set him free...
Standing where a terrorist killed
 Standing there, where a terrorist had killed, my first thoughts were selfish. I have family and friends just blocks away, people who’ve lived in the city for years. This wasn’t too close to home. This was home. Then I thought about Atlanta, my other home. I was raised in New York but I’ve been an Atlantan for the past 20...

9:51 PM Friday, Nov. 03, 2017

Standing there, where a terrorist had killed, my first thoughts were selfish. I have family and friends just blocks away, people who’ve lived in the city for years. This wasn’t too close to home. This was home. Then I thought about Atlanta, my other home. I was raised in New York but I’ve been an Atlantan for the past 20...
Can a man’s criminal past prevent him from donating kidney to son?
 Little A.J. fights on. After being rushed to the hospital Sunday with an abdominal infection, the 2-year-old boy who desperately needs a kidney is in critical but stable condition. But Emory is refusing to allow the boy’s father to donate a kidney because of his criminal record. The refusal has tied up A.J.’s chance for the...

10:53 PM Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

Little A.J. fights on. After being rushed to the hospital Sunday with an abdominal infection, the 2-year-old boy who desperately needs a kidney is in critical but stable condition. But Emory is refusing to allow the boy’s father to donate a kidney because of his criminal record. The refusal has tied up A.J.’s chance for the...
‘Breakdown’ S05 Ep. 2.5: McIver trial delayed, with fireworks
 Two weeks before Claud “Tex” McIver’s murder trial was to begin, the prosecution filed an unusual motion. The state wanted to delay the trial, scheduled for Oct. 30 because, it said, the defense might not be ready. “What am I supposed to do with that?” said William Hill, lead defense attorney for McIver. &ldquo...

11:46 AM Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

Two weeks before Claud “Tex” McIver’s murder trial was to begin, the prosecution filed an unusual motion. The state wanted to delay the trial, scheduled for Oct. 30 because, it said, the defense might not be ready. “What am I supposed to do with that?” said William Hill, lead defense attorney for McIver. &ldquo...
‘Breakdown’ S05 Ep. 2: Whirlwind romance, storybook wedding, tragic death
 Tex McIver won’t be going on trial this month — or this year — but the murder indictment and other felony charges against him stand. A Fulton County judge last week continued McIver’s trial to March 5 and set conditions for McIver to get out of jail while awaiting trial. McIver has already been released on bond once...

9:51 AM Monday, Oct. 23, 2017

Tex McIver won’t be going on trial this month — or this year — but the murder indictment and other felony charges against him stand. A Fulton County judge last week continued McIver’s trial to March 5 and set conditions for McIver to get out of jail while awaiting trial. McIver has already been released on bond once...
Tex McIver’s release from jail expected next week
 Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver is likely to be released on bond from jail next week, providing him a four-month respite from incarceration before his murder trial begins March 5, his attorney said Friday. “The time will help Tex,” said lead defense attorney William Hill. Hill said McIver, 74, has lost upwards...

7:44 PM Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver is likely to be released on bond from jail next week, providing him a four-month respite from incarceration before his murder trial begins March 5, his attorney said Friday. “The time will help Tex,” said lead defense attorney William Hill. Hill said McIver, 74, has lost upwards...
Tex McIver murder trial delayed until March
 The murder trial of Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver was delayed Wednesday until March 5, and the judge cleared the way for McIver to leave jail until then. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney late Wednesday set several conditions for McIver’s release. They include a $750,000 bond, of which McIver will...

7:07 PM Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

The murder trial of Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver was delayed Wednesday until March 5, and the judge cleared the way for McIver to leave jail until then. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney late Wednesday set several conditions for McIver’s release. They include a $750,000 bond, of which McIver will...