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Noted lawyer, Democratic megadonor Steve Mostyn has died
 Democratic megadonor and noted Houston trial lawyer Steve Mostyn died Wednesday after “a sudden onset and battle with a mental health issue,” his wife, Amber Mostyn, announced Thursday. Mostyn’s suicide at age 46 shocked legal and political circles, with friends and supporters recalling his passion for taking on large insurance...

Posted: 3 days ago

Democratic megadonor and noted Houston trial lawyer Steve Mostyn died Wednesday after “a sudden onset and battle with a mental health issue,” his wife, Amber Mostyn, announced Thursday. Mostyn’s suicide at age 46 shocked legal and political circles, with friends and supporters recalling his passion for taking on large insurance...
UPDATED: Noted lawyer, Democratic megadonor Steve Mostyn has died
 Democratic megadonor and noted Houston trial lawyer Steve Mostyn died Wednesday after “a sudden onset and battle with a mental health issue,” his wife, Amber Mostyn, announced Thursday. Mostyn’s suicide at age 46 shocked legal and political circles, with friends and supporters recalling his passion for taking on large insurance...

Posted: 3 days ago

Democratic megadonor and noted Houston trial lawyer Steve Mostyn died Wednesday after “a sudden onset and battle with a mental health issue,” his wife, Amber Mostyn, announced Thursday. Mostyn’s suicide at age 46 shocked legal and political circles, with friends and supporters recalling his passion for taking on large insurance...
Bathroom bills put Texas at risk, business leaders tell Straus panel

Posted: 4 days ago

Texas faces a challenging and expensive list of demands if the state is to remain an economic powerhouse, but the fight over transgender bathroom policies repeatedly crept into the conversation when House Speaker Joe Straus’ competitiveness committee held its opening hearing Wednesday. With leading conservatives vowing to continue making...
Bathroom bills harm put Texas at risk, Straus panel told

Posted: 4 days ago

Texas faces a challenging and expensive list of demands if the state is to remain an economic powerhouse, but the fight over transgender bathroom policies repeatedly crept into the conversation when House Speaker Joe Straus’ competitiveness committee held its opening hearing Wednesday. With leading conservatives vowing to continue making...
Can Texas ban political T-shirts, buttons from polling places?
 The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will determine whether states, including Texas, can ban the wearing political messages on buttons, T-shirts and other clothing by voters while they are inside polling places or within an established distance from the entrance. The case arose out of Minnesota, where Andrew Cilek was blocked from...

Posted: 6 days ago

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will determine whether states, including Texas, can ban the wearing political messages on buttons, T-shirts and other clothing by voters while they are inside polling places or within an established distance from the entrance. The case arose out of Minnesota, where Andrew Cilek was blocked from...
High court will examine polling-place ban on political apparel
 The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will determine whether states, including Texas, can ban voters from wearing political messages on T-shirts, buttons and other apparel while inside polling places or within an established distance from the entrance. The case arose out of Minnesota, where Andrew Cilek was blocked from casting...

Posted: 6 days ago

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will determine whether states, including Texas, can ban voters from wearing political messages on T-shirts, buttons and other apparel while inside polling places or within an established distance from the entrance. The case arose out of Minnesota, where Andrew Cilek was blocked from casting...
Settlement ends Red River land dispute
 A settlement has ended a long-running land dispute over a U.S. government agency’s plans to redraw the Red River’s boundary in three counties along the Texas-Oklahoma border. Landowners and state officials had sued the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, arguing that plans to redraw boundary lines along 116 miles of the Red River...

Posted: 10 days ago

A settlement has ended a long-running land dispute over a U.S. government agency’s plans to redraw the Red River’s boundary in three counties along the Texas-Oklahoma border. Landowners and state officials had sued the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, arguing that plans to redraw boundary lines along 116 miles of the Red River...
Fate of Texas abortion law now in judge’s hands
 The fate of a Texas law regulating second-trimester abortions is in a federal judge’s hands after a five-day trial in Austin ended Wednesday evening with sharp disagreement over the law’s impact. A lawyer for Texas argued that the law, passed by the Legislature in May as part of Senate Bill 8, merely requires abortion doctors...

Posted: 11 days ago

The fate of a Texas law regulating second-trimester abortions is in a federal judge’s hands after a five-day trial in Austin ended Wednesday evening with sharp disagreement over the law’s impact. A lawyer for Texas argued that the law, passed by the Legislature in May as part of Senate Bill 8, merely requires abortion doctors...
Pope Francis sends condolences to Texas church shooting victims
 Pope Francis sent condolences to the families of those killed and injured in Sunday’s shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. The head of the Roman Catholic Church was “deeply grieved by news of the loss of life and grave injuries caused by the act of senseless violence,” according to a telegram sent...

Posted: 12 days ago

Pope Francis sent condolences to the families of those killed and injured in Sunday’s shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. The head of the Roman Catholic Church was “deeply grieved by news of the loss of life and grave injuries caused by the act of senseless violence,” according to a telegram sent...
Texas abortion law targets ‘brutal’ procedure, doctor testifies
 A former abortion doctor praised a Texas law banning second-trimester abortions on living fetuses, telling a federal judge Monday that the regulation was intended to limit a “brutal procedure.” Dr. Anthony Levatino of New Mexico said he had done about 1,200 abortions in the early 1980s, including 120 dilation and evacuation procedures...

Posted: 13 days ago

A former abortion doctor praised a Texas law banning second-trimester abortions on living fetuses, telling a federal judge Monday that the regulation was intended to limit a “brutal procedure.” Dr. Anthony Levatino of New Mexico said he had done about 1,200 abortions in the early 1980s, including 120 dilation and evacuation procedures...
What ID will you need to vote Tuesday?
 Election Day is Tuesday, and although the Texas voter ID law is still in legal limbo, here’s what you need to know about how to vote in person: What ID is needed to vote? Texas still requires registered voters to show one of seven forms of photo ID — if they have one. Acceptable forms of ID are a Texas driver’s license or...

Posted: 13 days ago

Election Day is Tuesday, and although the Texas voter ID law is still in legal limbo, here’s what you need to know about how to vote in person: What ID is needed to vote? Texas still requires registered voters to show one of seven forms of photo ID — if they have one. Acceptable forms of ID are a Texas driver’s license or...
Trump lawyers seek to reignite legal fight over Jane Doe’s abortion
 Nine days after the Central American immigrant known as Jane Doe received her court-granted abortion in Texas, U.S. Justice Department lawyers asked the Supreme Court to intervene, arguing that they hadn’t filed an appeal on time because they had been misled by the teen’s lawyers. Government lawyers also suggested Friday that...

Posted: 16 days ago

Nine days after the Central American immigrant known as Jane Doe received her court-granted abortion in Texas, U.S. Justice Department lawyers asked the Supreme Court to intervene, arguing that they hadn’t filed an appeal on time because they had been misled by the teen’s lawyers. Government lawyers also suggested Friday that...
U.S. lawyers renew legal fight over Jane Doe abortion
 Nine days after the Central American immigrant known as Jane Doe received her court-ordered abortion in Texas, U.S. Justice Department lawyers asked the Supreme Court to intervene, arguing that they didn’t file an appeal on time because they had been misled by the teen’s lawyers. Government lawyers also suggested Friday that Doe&rsquo...

Posted: 17 days ago

Nine days after the Central American immigrant known as Jane Doe received her court-ordered abortion in Texas, U.S. Justice Department lawyers asked the Supreme Court to intervene, arguing that they didn’t file an appeal on time because they had been misled by the teen’s lawyers. Government lawyers also suggested Friday that Doe&rsquo...
Texas abortion law adds risk for patients, doctors testify
 A Texas law banning second-trimester abortions on living fetuses requires doctors to use untested, complicated and riskier procedures that have no medical benefit to the woman, an Oregon doctor who teaches and performs abortions testified Thursday. Kicking off a five-day federal court trial on a bid by abortion providers to overturn the law...

Posted: 17 days ago

A Texas law banning second-trimester abortions on living fetuses requires doctors to use untested, complicated and riskier procedures that have no medical benefit to the woman, an Oregon doctor who teaches and performs abortions testified Thursday. Kicking off a five-day federal court trial on a bid by abortion providers to overturn the law...
Testimony begins in challenge to Texas abortion law

Posted: 17 days ago

A Texas law banning second-trimester abortions on living fetuses requires doctors to use untested, complicated and riskier procedures that have no medical benefit to the woman, an Oregon doctor who teaches and performs abortion testified Thursday. Kicking off a five-day federal court trial on a bid by abortion providers to overturn the law...
Trial set to start Thursday on latest Texas abortion restriction
 The next round in the abortion wars, fought after virtually every recent session of the Texas Legislature, begins Thursday in the federal courthouse in downtown Austin. The focus of the five-day trial is a law that bans “dismemberment abortions,” a term that isn’t used in medical literature but which targets a procedure...

Posted: 18 days ago

The next round in the abortion wars, fought after virtually every recent session of the Texas Legislature, begins Thursday in the federal courthouse in downtown Austin. The focus of the five-day trial is a law that bans “dismemberment abortions,” a term that isn’t used in medical literature but which targets a procedure...
Trump picks Dan Patrick’s son for U.S. attorney
 President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated Ryan Patrick, son of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, to be the chief federal prosecutor for the region stretching from Houston to the Texas-Mexico border. Ryan Patrick, a Republican, was a state district judge in Houston from 2012-16, losing his re-election bid as Democrats surged in the 2016 Harris County...

Posted: 18 days ago

President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated Ryan Patrick, son of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, to be the chief federal prosecutor for the region stretching from Houston to the Texas-Mexico border. Ryan Patrick, a Republican, was a state district judge in Houston from 2012-16, losing his re-election bid as Democrats surged in the 2016 Harris County...
Trump nominates Dan Patrick son as U.S. attorney
 President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated Ryan Patrick, son of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, to be the chief federal prosecutor for the region stretching from Houston to the Texas-Mexico border. Ryan Patrick, a Republican, was a state district judge in Houston from 2012-16, losing his re-election bid as Democrats surged in the 2016 Harris County...

Posted: 19 days ago

President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated Ryan Patrick, son of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, to be the chief federal prosecutor for the region stretching from Houston to the Texas-Mexico border. Ryan Patrick, a Republican, was a state district judge in Houston from 2012-16, losing his re-election bid as Democrats surged in the 2016 Harris County...
Defense lawyers pull brief backing prosecutors in Ken Paxton case
 A leading organization of criminal defense lawyers on Tuesday withdrew its legal brief in support of prosecutors who are fighting to get paid for work on the criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The friend-of-the-court brief, which argued that the payment fight could endanger the system for ensuring that indigent defendants...

Posted: 19 days ago

A leading organization of criminal defense lawyers on Tuesday withdrew its legal brief in support of prosecutors who are fighting to get paid for work on the criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The friend-of-the-court brief, which argued that the payment fight could endanger the system for ensuring that indigent defendants...
Defense lawyers pull brief that backed prosecutors in Ken Paxton case
 A leading organization of criminal defense lawyers on Tuesday withdrew its legal brief in support of prosecutors who are fighting to get paid for work on the criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The friend-of-the-court brief, which argued that the payment fight could endanger the system for ensuring that indigent defendants...

Posted: 19 days ago

A leading organization of criminal defense lawyers on Tuesday withdrew its legal brief in support of prosecutors who are fighting to get paid for work on the criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The friend-of-the-court brief, which argued that the payment fight could endanger the system for ensuring that indigent defendants...
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