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Prosecutorial Collusion in the Fourth Estate: Anatomy of a Witch Hunt, Part 4

Mark Pulliam analyzes the baseless and politically-motivated prosecution of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, exploring the disturbing collusion between the news media and the special prosecutors.

None Dare Call It Politics: Anatomy of a Witch Hunt, Part 3

On November 4, 2014, when the 51-year-old Ken Paxton was triumphantly elected Attorney General of Texas, defeating his Democrat opponent, the euphoniously named Sam Houston, by over 20 percentage points, the conservative movement in the Lone Star State had a new rising star. Paxton’s enemies were worried; the Tea Party favorite, an impressive University of Virginia law school graduate, seemed bound for the Governor’s mansion, a prospect that made the state’s centrist GOP Establishment aghast. Paxton’s political career had been nothing short of meteoric. First elected to public office in 2002 with the support of grass-roots activists and evangelicals, Paxton represented his suburban Dallas district in the Texas House of Representatives for a decade before winning a coveted promotion to the exclusive 31-member Texas Senate in 2012.

League City property buyers allege seller failed to disclose home's defects

GALVESTON – The buyers of a League City property allege they have incurred significant out-of-pocket costs to repair defects in the property that the seller failed to disclose.

Anatomy of a Witch Hunt

Part 1: The indictment of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was procured through deception.

Bedspread in aisle posed ‘unreasonable risk of harm,’ suit against Kohl’s alleges

BEAUMONT – A bedspread placed in an aisle of a Kohl’s Department Store nearly two years ago “posed an unreasonable risk of harm” to shoppers, according to a recently filed lawsuit.

Op-Ed: It's Time for Pharma to Take Responsibility for Opioid Deaths

There is much blame to be shared, but why the delay for judgment?

African-American real estate agent alleges discriminatory treatment from Concierge Auctions

HOUSTON – An African-American real estate agent in the Houston metro area alleges that she was damaged by a Florida-based company's discriminatory practices.

Houston resident sues debt-collection agency for deceptive practices

BROWNSVILLE — A consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against Continental Service Group Inc., a collection agency that does business as ConServe, alleging deceptive debt-collection practices.

Pennsylvania consumer sues debt collector

HOUSTON — A Pennsylvania resident is suing LTD Financial Services LP, a debt collector, citing alleged deceptive debt collection practices.

Johnson & Johnson 'remains committed' in battle against hip implant lawsuits

DALLAS – Medicinal-pharmaceutical corporate giant Johnson & Johnson Co. continues to battle more than 8,000 lawsuits made against the company over an allegedly defective hip implant device, and attorneys for the firm insist they are in the right despite continuing setbacks in a case that seems to have no end.

Lone Star Chamber

Texas’s top law officer, Ken Paxton, faces an unjustified legal gauntlet.

Ninth Court affirms SJ wins for Chase, Pleasure Pier HOA

BEAUMONT – The Ninth Court of Appeals recently affirmed that a trial court was right in awarding summary judgment to JP Morgan Chase and the Pleasure Pier Homeowners Association in a wrongful foreclosure lawsuit.

Consumers allege Bournview Recovery Group violated debt collection laws

SHERMAN – A Van Alstyne resident and an Anna resident have filed a class action suit against a New York debt collector over allegations that it violated collection laws.

Our Living (That Is, Amendable) Constitution

Proponents of “living constitutionalism” or other non-originalist theories of constitutional law sometimes argue that our now 230-year-old Constitution wasn’t designed for current social conditions. Prevailing attitudes on a variety of subjects have changed dramatically since 1787, critics of originalism say. Judges must be allowed to augment or update the Constitution to keep it “relevant.”

NFL appoints arbitrator to hear appeal by Dallas Cowboys star Elliott

DALLAS – Noted case arbitrator Harold Henderson will hear an appeal by Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott to have a six-game suspension reduced after the football player was accused of domestic violence in a case that is pitting the NFL against its players union.

Domain name owner seeks judgment over use of Rufino name

SHERMAN – A Denton County man is seeking permission to continue using a domain name after it was challenged by a New York corporation.

Consumer claims ConServe failed to identify it was a debt collector in voicemails

BEAUMONT – A Corinth consumer alleges that a debt collector has communicated with her illegally.

Selective Outrage

Is Sen. Kamala Harris the victim of partisan politics, or its savvy practitioner and beneficiary?

Consumer accuses lending company of telephone harassment

HOUSTON — A Kingwood woman is suing a New York lending company, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

5th Circuit Court overturns preliminary injunction against Mississippi religious freedom law

NEW ORLEANS – The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a preliminary injunction granted to plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union that challenged the state of Mississippi’s Religious Liberty Accommodations Act (HB 1523), according to a statement from the office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.