Tag Archives: Texas Supreme Court
The Legislature appears unlikely to close a loophole that allows prosecutors to fire subordinates for refusing to illegally withhold evidence.
Eric Hillman thought the law was clear when he discovered new evidence that could help the man he was prosecuting in 2014. Then a prosecutor in the Nueces Count...Read More
Since a court ruling nullified plastic bag bans in 11 Texas cities, some retailers have continued to voluntarily observe the law, while others are handing out bags again.
Nine-year-old Mauricio Treviño is every retailer’s worst nightmare. On a field trip that included a walk along the Rio Grande recently, his grandmother, Lare...Read More
The U.S. Supreme Court won’t intervene in Houston case challenging benefits for same-sex spouses of city employees.
Despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that made marriage equality the law of the land more than two years ago, Texas’ anti-LGBT crusaders continue to wage legal...Read More
Social media’s most famous judge is at the forefront of a conservative legal movement that’s redefining what it means to be a judicial activist. And he’s on Donald Trump’s Supreme Court short list.
Social media’s most famous judge is at the forefront of a conservative legal movement that's redefining what it means to be a judicial activist. And he's on D...Read More
Fifty GOP members of the Texas Lege have signed a court brief arguing that the same-sex spouses of government employees shouldn’t be entitled to benefits....Read More
Now that he’s retired, the judge who found Texas’ school finance system unconstitutional has a few things to say.
“Goddamn! What is more important than education?” says Judge John Dietz, who found Texas' school finance system unconstitutional. The Texas Supreme Court ha...Read More
The city said it needed local regulations to make up for lax TCEQ air quality enforcement, and without them, the already polluted air will simply get worse. ...Read More