2169 ABA Journal Texas articles.
A lawyer with an office in McAllen, Texas, has pleaded guilty to violating the Travel Act by accessing the PACER court database and using his cellphone to pass the publicly available information to drug traffickers.
Jul 28, 2021 4:00 PM CDT
In October, the Apache Corp., a Houston oil company, was unable to persuade the Texas Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a paralegal’s retaliation award of about $900,000 in damages and attorney fees.
Jul 26, 2021 10:39 AM CDT
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday granted a Department of Justice request to place an accused U.S. Capitol rioter in front of his laptop to unlock the device with facial recognition.
Jul 23, 2021 10:56 AM CDT
Proposed $26B opioid settlement announced
A group of state attorneys general have announced a proposed $26 billion settlement between states and four companies that make and distribute opioids. Johnson &…
Jul 21, 2021 4:25 PM CDT
A federal judge likely erred when he banned
chaplain prayers in a Texas courtroom, a federal appeals court ruled earlier this month.
Jul 21, 2021 12:40 PM CDT
President Joe Biden said Saturday the U.S. Department of Justice will appeal a judge’s determination that the Obama administration exceeded its authority when it moved to protect immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.
Jul 19, 2021 10:07 AM CDT
Several abortion rights advocates and providers have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a new Texas law that permits private citizens to sue doctors, clinics and anyone else who knowingly helps a pregnant person get an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Jul 15, 2021 9:30 AM CDT
The Texas attorney general has agreed to stop blocking critics on social media after a group of them alleged in court he was violating their free-speech rights.
Jul 13, 2021 9:55 AM CDT
US lawyer in Hong Kong sentenced to prison
Samuel Bickett, a U.S. lawyer in Hong Kong, has been sentenced to four months and two weeks in jail for intervening…
Jul 9, 2021 4:24 PM CDT
A new Texas law that bans abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat has an unusual enforcement provision: Private citizens can sue abortion providers and others who knowingly help pregnant women violate the restrictions.
Jul 9, 2021 11:52 AM CDT
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the mandatory state bar in Texas violates lawyers’ First Amendment rights because of its political and ideological activities.
Jul 6, 2021 10:55 AM CDT
A federal law protecting websites that publish third-party content doesn’t insulate Facebook from sex-trafficking lawsuits that are based on a state statute, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled.
Jun 30, 2021 9:26 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide
whether Austin, Texas, violated the First Amendment when it allowed digital billboards on properties of businesses but not elsewhere.
Jun 28, 2021 2:06 PM CDT
Chauvin sentenced for George Floyd’s death
A Minnesota judge on Friday sentenced fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 22.5 years years in prison for killing George Floyd…
Jun 25, 2021 3:41 PM CDT
Supreme Court rules FHFA structure is unconstitutional
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the structure of the Federal Housing Finance Agency is unconstitutional because its director can only be…
Jun 23, 2021 4:21 PM CDT
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