A long-running challenge to the Texas Open Meetings Act, which requires elected officials to make most decisions in a public setting, ended Monday morning when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a lower-court ruling upholding the law.
Fifteen city officials from across Texas, including Pflugerville City Council Member Victor Gonzales, had filed suit, arguing that the law unconstitutionally limits what they can say and inappropriately targets one class of speaker — elected politicians — with a criminal penalty that hampers their ability to do their jobs.
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