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The Problem of the Cities

Mark Pulliam May 17, 2016, 8:59am

This column first appeared on Library of Law and Liberty Crumbling infrastructure in Detroit, MichiganCrumbling infrastructure in Detroit, Michigan Ever since people began migrating in large numbers from America’s rural areas to its urban areas in the 19th century, cities have presented unique challenges: sanitation, housing, transportation, education, public safety, and fire protection, to name just a few.

Three appointed to board of Humanities Texas

Emma Gallimore Mar. 17, 2016, 11:08am

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed three new members to the Board of Humanities Texas: Laurie Morian, Ellen K. Ramsey, and Stephanie Tucker.

Trial lawyers make a cynical play for the Texas Supreme Court, Place 9

Mark Pulliam Jan. 29, 2016, 9:12am

This is another post on the races currently underway for three seats on the Texas Supreme Court. I have previously written ... about the race between incumbent Justice Debra Lehrmann and challenger Justice Michael Massengale for Place 3, and the potentially confusing race between incumbent Justice Paul W. Green and challenger Rick Green for Place 5. In this post I discuss the race between incumbent Justice Eva Guzman and challenger Joe Pool Jr. for Place 9.

Texas SC will hear Abbott's appeal of school finance case

Marilyn Tennissen Jan. 26, 2015, 11:11am

The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s public school funding system – an appeal filed by Texas’ new governor Greg Abbott in the latter days of his term as attorney general.

Texans get Senate confirmations to federal courts, agency

Marilyn Tennissen Dec. 17, 2014, 3:38pm

The U.S. Senate has confirmed two Texas judges for federal courts in the Lone Star State and another Texan to lead the nation’s immigration service.