2084 ABA Journal Texas articles.
The Texas Supreme Court has vacated a $177,000 sanction against a prominent lawyer accused of commissioning a telephone survey before a trial that was intended to influence potential jurors rather than gauge community attitudes.
Apr 28, 2020 11:11 AM CDT
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans reinstated a ban Monday on medication abortions in Texas under the governor’s order banning nonessential surgeries during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Apr 21, 2020 10:18 AM CDT
The power to respond to a public health crisis exists in the U.S. Constitution, state constitutions, regulations and case law. But the way they fit together is not always clear, especially in the wake of a modern-day global crisis.
Apr 21, 2020 8:00 AM CDT
A judge in San Antonio, Texas, has received a private warning for displaying a rainbow flag in her courtroom and a public admonition for using Facebook to congratulate winning lawyers.
Apr 17, 2020 12:13 PM CDT
Some states and local communities are instituting checkpoints at their borders, either to warn drivers that they must quarantine or to keep out nonresidents. The checkpoints are raising constitutional questions.
Apr 16, 2020 11:47 AM CDT
Abortion providers in Texas have withdrawn a Supreme Court application to allow medication abortions to continue in the state after a federal appeals court granted the relief that they sought.
Apr 15, 2020 9:54 AM CDT
A county official violated his own extension of a stay-at-home order by attending his grandson’s birthday party, attired in borrowed firefighter gear, according to a complaint filed by a lawyer alleging personal use of taxpayer-owned equipment.
Apr 14, 2020 12:14 PM CDT
Abortion providers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow medication abortions in Texas through 10 weeks of pregnancy.
Apr 13, 2020 12:19 PM CDT
On April 3, personal injury lawyer Jim Mullen departed from his wife and toddler for a three-week assignment as a temporary nurse at a Level 1 trauma center in New York City. He completed his first shift—7 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.—this past Sunday morning. He spoke to the ABA Journal shortly afterward and answered 10 questions.
Apr 8, 2020 8:00 AM CDT
Doctors and nurses across the country are asking about legal remedies they may have because of exposure to COVID-19 and a lack of personal protective equipment, or PPE. Invariably, their main concern is the dangers to which they’re being exposed.
Apr 2, 2020 11:35 AM CDT
A federal appeals court is allowing Texas to enforce its pandemic-related abortion ban until the state’s arguments can be considered.
Apr 1, 2020 10:04 AM CDT
Federal judges in Texas and Ohio have temporarily blocked abortion bans that were adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 31, 2020 9:55 AM CDT
Two state attorneys general have told abortion providers that abortions cannot be performed under state orders to delay nonessential and elective surgeries.
Mar 24, 2020 12:01 PM CDT
The highest criminal appeals court in Texas delayed the execution of a Texas inmate on Monday after his lawyer argued that gathering so many people could create a risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus.
Mar 18, 2020 10:28 AM CDT
The ABA's Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has found that the embattled Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law remains out of compliance with a key admissions standard. The section council has also asked the school to appear at its May meeting as it determines "whether to impose sanctions, including removal of approval."
Mar 4, 2020 1:02 PM CST
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