Criminal Justice

Judge Rules Ken Paxton’s 5-Year-Old Criminal Case Can Be Heard In His Hometown Of Collin County

Posted on · Paxton should be tried for felony securities fraud charges in his hometown of Collin County, a Harris County judge ordered, reversing a decision that the state’s top lawyer should not face a jury in the North Texas region where he and his wife, state Sen. Angela Paxton, are deeply connected in political circles.

Election 2020

Harris County Tried To Make Voting Easier During The Pandemic. Texas Republicans Fought Every Step Of The Way

Posted on · In a bitterly contested election overlaid with the fears and risks of an uncontrolled pandemic, Harris County has become a case study in raw politics and partisan efforts to manipulate voter turnout.

Election 2020

Voters, Voting Rights Groups Sue Gov. Greg Abbott Over Order To Close Ballot Drop-off locations

Posted on · The Texas and National Leagues of United Latin American Citizens, the League of Women Voters of Texas and two Texas voters asked a federal judge in Austin to overturn the governor’s order, which forced Travis and Harris counties — two of the state’s most important Democratic strongholds — to shutter a number of drop-off sites they had already opened this week.

Election 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott Orders Counties To Reduce Ballot Drop-Off Locations, Bolstering GOP Efforts To Limit Absentee Voting Options

Posted on · Harris County, the state’s most populous and a major Democratic stronghold, had designated a dozen locations where voters could deliver their own ballots — and already began collecting them this week.

Election 2020

No Straight-Ticket Voting For Texas’ 2020 Election, Federal Appeals Court Says

Posted on · A three-judge panel on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a 2017 state law ending the popular one-punch option — and admonished a lower court judge for trying to bring the practice back so soon before early voting starts Oct. 13.