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July 2016 Texas Bar Exam Results Show Increased Passage Rate

July 2016 Texas Bar Exam Results Show Increased Passage Rate

Summary: The results from the July 2016 Texas Bar Exam has been released.  There’s a reason to celebrate in Texas. The Lonestar State reported a huge increase in the bar passage rate from February to July 2016. In February, only 56% of candidates passed the Texas Bar Exam, but in July, the pass rate rose to […]

Texas Lawyer Accused of Sending Inappropriate Texts

Texas Lawyer Accused of Sending Inappropriate Texts

Summary: A Texas lawyer has been accused by two women of sending sexual explicit text messages offering the exchange of sex for legal services. A Lake Jackson lawyer has been accused of sending texts soliciting sex as a form of payment for legal services to two women. The two women claim in court documents that […]

Supreme Court Denies Obama Immigration Request

Supreme Court Denies Obama Immigration Request

Summary: Obama’s last ditch effort during his Presidency to setup programs to help undocumented immigrants receive the proper work documentation was denied. The Supreme Court rejected the Obama administration’s pleas to rehear the immigration executive action case. The rejection puts Obama’s attempt to create programs to help over 4 million undocumented immigrants on hold. The […]

$1.9 Million Settlement for Sandra Bland Family

$1.9 Million Settlement for Sandra Bland Family

Summary: The family of Sandra Bland reached a $1.9 million wrongful death settlement after she was found hanging in her jail cell. Over a year after the suspicious death of Sandra Bland in Waller County, Texas, her family has been awarded with $1.9 million in their wrongful death lawsuit. Bland was arrested after being pulled […]

Texas Judge Blocks Obama’s Transgender Public School Bathroom Policy

Texas Judge Blocks Obama’s Transgender Public School Bathroom Policy

Summary: A U.S. Judge issued a nationwide injunction to halt enforcement of Obama’s transgender public school bathroom guidelines. A Texas judge blocked the recent federal guidelines regarding transgender public school students and their bathroom choice. In May, President Barack Obama and his office issued a letter to all school districts that contained detailed instructions on how schools can […]

Backlog of Immigration Court Cases Hits Record High

Backlog of Immigration Court Cases Hits Record High

Summary: The United States has a whopping 500,000 immigration court cases backlogged. The backlog of immigration court cases has reached an all-time high. The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) said they have over 500,000 pending cases, and that number has risen because of unaccompanied minors and Central Americans crossing the borders over the years. […]

El Paso Law Firm Attempts to Collect $52 Million in Unpaid Traffic Fines and Warrants

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Summary: A Texas Law firm is fighting to collect millions in unpaid traffic tickets and warrants.  One law firm in El Paso, Texas is fighting to collect over $52 million in unpaid traffic tickets and warrants, KVIA ABC 7 reports. Since mailing out collection letters in May, they’ve received $2.3 […]

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law

Summary: Today, the Supreme Court ruled a Texas law that could have potentially shuttered numerous abortion clinics was unconstitutional.  Texas pro-choice advocates rejoiced today when the Supreme Court ruled to throw out a Texas abortion access law that some say would have shuttered almost all of the clinics in the state. Related: Texas Must Close All But […]

Lawsuit: White Boys Drag Black Girl with Rope around Her Neck

Lawsuit: White Boys Drag Black Girl with Rope around Her Neck

Summary: The family of a black girl who allegedly was dragged with a rope around her neck by three white boys is suing the school for not investigating the incident. During an overnight school trip, three white boys allegedly tied a rope around the neck of 12-year-old black classmate and dragged her, causing lacerations around […]

Eleven States Sue Government Over Transgender Directive

Eleven States Sue Government Over Transgender Directive

Summary: Texas and ten other states are suing the federal government for imposing a directive that forces schools to allow transgender students and anyone to use the public facilities of their choice. Eleven states have filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration for its transgender bathroom directive. Texas is leading the way with ten other […]

Eleven States Sue Government Over Transgender Directive

Eleven States Sue Government Over Transgender Directive

Summary: Texas and ten other states are suing the federal government for imposing a directive that forces schools to allow transgender students and anyone to use the public facilities of their choice. Eleven states have filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration for its transgender bathroom directive. Texas is leading the way with ten other […]

Oklahoma Looks to Make Abortion Illegal

Oklahoma Looks to Make Abortion Illegal

Summary: A bill that will make any doctor that performs abortions a felon is pending approval from the Oklahoma governor before becoming a state law. Oklahoma has taken a leap in the other direction that the country by passing a bill to criminalize abortion. The bill implies that anyone found to have performed an abortion […]

Oklahoma Looks to Make Abortion Illegal

Oklahoma Looks to Make Abortion Illegal

Summary: A bill that will make any doctor that performs abortions a felon is pending approval from the Oklahoma governor before becoming a state law. Oklahoma has recently passed a bill that will criminalize abortion. The bill implies that anyone found to have performed an abortion except when it is done to save the life of the […]

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