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What Do The Latest Supreme Court Rulings Mean For Texas?

Posted on · The Supreme Court’s latest session has nearly drawn to a close. The High Court has issued opinions and decisions in the final weeks in several widely anticipated cases, involving ones involving cell phone privacy and buffer zones around abortion clinics. And by the end of the day Monday, the Court’s expected to issue its decision […]

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What Does the Court Ruling Against Texas’ Same-Sex Marriage Ban Mean for the State?

Posted on · A federal judge in San Antonio Wednesday struck down the same sex marriage ban here in Texas. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled the ban unconstitutional, saying it deprives citizens equal protection under the law. But he also elected to delay the effect of his ruling while the state of Texas appeals. We discuss the […]

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Supreme Court of Texas Hearing Oral Arguments on Cases Ranging from Negligence to Defamation

Posted on · The Supreme Court of Texas is hearing oral arguments this week in a handful of cases  involving matters ranging from arbitration awards to homeowner’s insurance to maritime law and negligence, to defamation. We talk with Osler McCarthy, the state high court’s staff attorney, about these cases, and how the court operates.