Originally published by Mary Flood.
Top legal news: Texas Supreme Court suspends embattled JP in Houston; Federal judge throws out effort by UT professors to overturn campus carry; Houston Community College trustee convicted of bribery; Trump administration: New Texas voter ID law fixes discrimination; Firefighters, frustrated with city, to ask voters for raise (Chron subsc); Houston woman arrested for allegedly scamming faith-based Sugar Land mission; Houston Fire Chief Explains How He’ll Fix Backlog in Building Inspections; Texas Attorney General Paxton raises $1 million in 12 days, campaign says; At Homeowners Luncheon, Harris County Attorney Fudges Facts on Bail Reform; Austin Federal Judge Tosses White Male Lawyer’s ‘Quota’ Lawsuit Against Texas Bar (Texas Lawyer); Acting director of Texas liquor agency abruptly quits; Texas judge removed over citizenship becomes US citizen; With 2018 election looming, Texas back in court over political maps; Assaults on ICE and Border Patrol agents are increasing in 2017 (Chron subsc); Staffing company owner sentenced to 3 years in prison for not paying $18 million in taxes (Chron subsc); Family Sues Texas City Officer for Allegedly Stealing Christmas Money From Dying Dad; Harris County Not Getting Repaid For Super Bowl Security; Feds Blast Ex-Stanford Exec Lopez’s Bid To Ditch 20-Year Sentence (Law360); Houston officers pay tribute to slain Dallas officers; Houston’s housing policies may have played an important part in Sunnyside’s decline (Chron subsc); Texas Court Reverses Harleton Win In $232M Oil and Gas Fight (Law360); Texas Appeals Court Upholds IRS Test For Nonprofit Status (Law360); Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office trolls Internet with cheeky coyote warning; Texas Insurance Agency Owner Gets 7 Years For $4.6M Fraud (Law360) & Creech: Healing continues for Baylor sexual assault victims (Chron subsc).
For the water cooler: Lawyer attributes condo suit over Latham partner’s pit bull to ‘dog racism’; Legal sector gains jobs for the third straight month; Pay is up for summer associates, but the future job outlook is less than rosy; Looking Back On The Supreme Court Term That Was; In New Hampshire, Pregnant Women No Longer Allowed to Kill With Impunity; Recaptured inmate, convicted in lawyer home invasion, likely used drone in escape, cops say; Law school turns to crowdfunding for bar stipends; Work quality is the No. 1 reason associates leave, law firm survey says; Orange County sheriff: There’s no jailhouse informant program, but some deputies have misbehaved; Can the Holy Spirit Participate in Jury Deliberations?; 18 states and DC sue Betsy DeVos over delayed rules designed to protect student borrowers; A Personal Grudge May Change The Direction Of Antitrust Law; Judge is accused of watching porn on his office computer, using court clerks to grade exams; Is prime-time courtroom drama having a ‘Bull effect’ on juries? & Law firm creates ‘bespoke’ tasks for job applicants (it helps to be a Saul Bellow fan or math whiz).
from Texas Bar Today http://ift.tt/2tAw4k3
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