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RBG’s Hubris Is a Gift for Donald Trump

By Mark Pulliam | Jan 2, 2019

The 85-year old Ruth Bader Ginsburg, appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993, is approaching her 25th anniversary as a justice. She is historic in many respects: the second female to serve on the high court, the first Jewish female justice, and the longest-serving Jewish justice ever. Her record as a reliable liberal vote on the court, along with her well-publicized background as a trail-blazer for women’s rights, has made her an icon on the Left—celebrated as the “Notorious RBG” and featured in the recent film “On the Basis of Sex.”

Suing for Wrongful Death in Texas

By Clay Dugas & Associates | Dec 19, 2018

Wrongful death actions in Texas are available in many different circumstances.

Construction Safety

By Clay Dugas & Associates | Dec 11, 2018

The Construction Industry has the highest number of deaths of any industrial category and the number one cause of on the job deaths in construction is falling.

Recovering Exemplary Damages in Texas

By Clay Dugas & Associates | Dec 5, 2018

In Texas, a plaintiff can recover exemplary damages in certain situations (also called “punitive damages”). In order to recover exemplary damages in a personal injury case, a plaintiff has to show evidence of gross negligence.

THE PERILS OF SHARING THE ROAD WITH A TRACTOR TRAILER AT NIGHT

By Clay Dugas & Associates | Nov 28, 2018

18 wheelers share the highway with us 24/7. The most dangerous time to share the road with them is nighttime. There is a reason why truckers call the time from midnight to 6:00am the DANGER ZONE.

Proposed bill would release information about civil rights cold cases

By Sens. Ted Cruz and Doug Jones | Oct 30, 2018

The civil rights movement gave millions of people a new share in the American Dream. Tragically, many violent crimes committed against black families struggling for equality during this time remain unsolved.

Bailing Out On Common Sense

By Mark Pulliam | Oct 15, 2018

The bail system has existed in America since colonial times. It addresses a timeless problem: how to ensure the appearance of a criminal defendant at trial without the need for pretrial incarceration.

A parting thought about this latest judicial nomination

By Mike Thompson | Oct 12, 2018

On July 5th I wrote that conservatives remembered what the left had done to Judge Robert Bork and believed Judge Brett Kavanaugh would be a just appointment to the seat Bork was denied. The extreme efforts to stop his nomination confirm that the left was determined to prevent that from happening. Of course, at the end of the day the ferocity of the opposition to this appointment illustrates the outsized power the court has assumed in our country. The fear of losing the power of the court as their vanguard, of the gavel being in the hand of others, explains the lefts willingness to “do anything” to defeat the nomination. Indeed, some even suggested Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley was not qualified to lead the committee because he is not a lawyer. The fact is Senator Grassley has as many hours in law school as Senator Feinstein, the ranking minority member.

Contreras: Hail Yes, Reform Works

By Sergio Contreras | Sep 18, 2018

For 20 years, Texas has stood on the forefront of common-sense lawsuit reform aimed at ensuring our courts are used for justice, not greed.

Strange Times Ahead in the Lone Star State?

By Mark Pulliam | Sep 12, 2018

The potential for electoral flukes in November endangers the rule of law.

‘Social Justice’ is Overrunning the University of Texas

By Mark Pulliam | Aug 20, 2018

The latest racket in higher education, evident at my alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin, is the disturbing proliferation of “social justice” as a degree program, a course topic, an academic emphasis, and even as a prerequisite in campus job descriptions.

Texas AG: We're suing to repeal DACA because no president should have that much power

By Attorney General Ken Paxton | Aug 9, 2018

Obama acted outside his constitutionally provided powers when he created DACA. We are suing to end DACA and send it to Congress where it belongs.

Cronyism 101 at the University of Texas

By Mark Pulliam | Aug 6, 2018

The Burnt Orange Mafia at the University of Texas–the inner circle of overpaid administrators, influence-wielding donors, supplicant vendors, and political hacks who approve UT’s inflated budget in exchange for preferential admission for their (and supporters’) unqualified children–want to raise “protection money” to ensure UT receives friendly treatment in the upcoming legislative session.

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