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Sep 18, 2023

Paxton’s legal troubles don’t end with acquittal

DALLAS — For years, the powers and protections that come with being Texas’ top lawyer have helped Ken Paxton fend off ethics complaints, criminal charges and an FBI investigation. With the Texas Senate’s Saturday vote to acquit Paxton of corruption charges at his impeachment trial the Republican has once again demonstrated his rare political resilience. […]

Sep 13, 2023

Paxton impeachment trial verdict could come this week

AUSTIN, Texas — How much does an extramarital affair matter to whether Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton keeps his job? An answer may arrive soon. The question hangs over the Republican’s impeachment trial that resumed Tuesday and is approaching the final stretch of testimony before a jury of state senators decides whether Paxton should be […]

Sep 7, 2023

Judge orders Texas to move Rio Grande barrier

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas must move a large floating barrier that Gov. Greg Abbott placed on the river between the U.S. and Mexico this summer as part of the Republican’s escalating attempts to stop migrants from crossing America’s southern border, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge David Ezra stopped short of ordering Texas […]

Aug 22, 2023

Judge to consider Texas’ river barrier

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge on Tuesday will consider whether Texas can keep a floating barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border as both the Biden administration and Mexico push to remove Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest hardline measure to deter migrants from crossing. The scheduled hearing in Austin comes days after Texas, which installed the […]

Aug 3, 2023

Paxton fraud trial will wait until after impeachment trial

HOUSTON — Embattled Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s years-delayed trial on securities fraud charges will have to wait until his separate impeachment trial is concluded, lawyers and the judge in the case said Thursday. During the brief court hearing in Houston that was attended by Paxton, his lawyers asked state District Judge Andrea Beall to […]

Jul 25, 2023

US sues Texas over Rio Grande barrier

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department is suing Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott over a floating barrier that the state placed on the Rio Grande to stop migrants from entering the U.S. The lawsuit filed Monday asks a court to force Texas to remove a line of bright orange, wrecking ball-sized buoys that the Biden administration says raises humanitarian and environmental concerns. The buoys [...]

Jul 18, 2023

Gag order issued ahead of Texas AG Ken Paxton’s impeachment trial after ‘inflammatory’ remarks

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A top Texas Republican who will oversee Attorney General Ken Paxton ‘s impeachment trial issued a sweeping gag order Monday that scolded “inflammatory” public comments made by lawyers on both sides ahead of the historic September proceedings. The order by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, the powerful leader of the state Senate, […]

Jul 5, 2023

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will not testify at his impeachment trial, attorney says

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Embattled Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will not testify in his upcoming impeachment trial that could result in the Republican being permanently removed from office, according to his defense team. In a lengthy statement released Monday night, Paxton’s lead attorney against criticized the proceedings that led to the GOP-controlled Texas House […]

Jul 27, 2016

Slang or slur?

So much for being courteous and civil to opposing counsel. According to multiple media reports, things got a toad, er, a tad ugly between two Texas lawyers who are facing off against each other in multiple lawsuits. Texas Lawyer was among those reporting that Austin attorney Omar Rosales has filed a motion in federal court […]

Jun 24, 2016

Texas U. admissions can consider race, Supreme Court rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a narrow victory for affirmative action, the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a University of Texas program that takes account of race in deciding whom to admit, an important national decision that was cemented by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. The justices’ 4-3 decision in favor of the Texas program […]

Jun 23, 2015

Civil Practice — Venue – Transfer – Bankruptcy – Texas Claim

Campbell v. Williams (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-115-15, 12 pp.) (Andrew Hanen, J.) 2:15-cv-02395; D.S.C. Holding: Now that the South Carolina bankruptcy trustee has been substituted for the Texas claimant as a real party and the Texas claimant’s underlying lawsuit has been stayed because of the bankruptcy, venue for the trustee’s claims against the South Carolina […]

May 6, 2015

Partnerships — Limited Partner – Texas Apartment Complex – General Partner’s Theft – Asset Manager’s Takeover

Global State Investment USA, Inc. v. LAS Properties, LLC (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-081-15, 19 pp.) (David Norton, J.) 2:14-cv-04494; D.S.C. Holding: A limited partner has standing under the Texas Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act based on its allegations that it was deprived of personal property: its membership interest in a limited partnership. Plaintiffs’ motion to dismiss […]

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