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Racial Quotas at the Texas Bar Are Illegal and Unwise

Mark Pulliam Dec. 29, 2016, 11:51am

No white males need apply for an opening on the state bar’s board. Those seats are reserved for minorities.

Tyler attorneys offer free injury claim self-help book

Mike Helenthal Nov. 9, 2016, 11:36am

TYLER – Two local attorneys say they have received significant responses to their offer of a free book they wrote and published last year called “Tips for Handling Your Own Minor Injury Claim.”

Appeal possible against injunction barring transgender students from using bathroom of preference

Dawn Geske Nov. 8, 2016, 11:37am

AUSTIN – A national injunction put in place in August prohibiting transgender students from using the bathroom that they identify likely will be appealed.

Texas AG challenges sex change procedure rule change

Mike Helenthal Sep. 16, 2016, 9:10am

WICHITA FALLS -- The state of Texas has filed a federal complaint on behalf of religiously affiliated healthcare providers and four states regarding a rule change in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that forces them to offer specific services to patients seeking sex change procedures.

Competing attorneys trade claims of unethical conduct in barratry statute battle

Carrie Salls Aug. 19, 2016, 9:03am

HOUSTON – Two Texas brothers, the subject of a lawsuit alleging violations of the state’s criminal barratry statute, claim the plaintiffs have ties to a competitor who directed them to make phone calls in an effort to secretly record alleged violations.

Texas voter ID changes address minorities' access issues

Carrie Salls Aug. 16, 2016, 10:34am

AUSTIN – A federal district court entered an order to ease Texas’s strict photo identification law and allow voters without ID to cast a regular ballot this November.

State of Texas challenges Equal Opportunity Employment Commission's enforcement guidance

Deana Carpenter Aug. 16, 2016, 10:33am

AUSTIN -- The state of Texas has filed an appeal against the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC), its chair, Jenny Yang, and United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The appeal was filed in the United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit on June 27.