You’d think that Texas’ highest civil court—overseen by nine Republicans—would be sympathetic to a case that turns so pivotally on property rights.
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Texas’ laws against same-sex unions may have the perverse effect of keeping same-sex couples bound in marriage.
We’re in the midst of a funding crisis for legal aid, according to the Texas Access to Justice Foundation. Last session the Legislature gave $17.5 million to civil legal aid, less than it spent in 2009. This session’s House and Senate budget proposals would each shrink that even further, to $13 million.
One of the hallmarks of Perry’s tenure as Texas governor is the way he cultivates a deep bench of loyalists through appointments. It’s part patronage, part grooming of reliable yes-men who will carry out his will, with virtually no dissent, across the outposts of state government.