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Indicted in Office: Legal Charges Against Texas Politicians Are Nothing New

Posted on · If politics is indeed the art of the possible, does that possibility lessen when you’re under indictment? With Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton facing this reality, we explore the history of elected officials in Texas in charge while being charged on this edition of Houston Matters. We welcome your questions for Brandon Rottinghaus, an associate professor […]

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Indicted in Office in Texas: Tuesday’s Show (February 2, 2016)

Posted on · If politics is indeed the art of the possible, does that possibility lessen when you’re under indictment? With Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton facing this reality, we explore the history of elected officials in Texas in charge while being charged on this edition of Houston Matters. We welcome your questions for Brandon Rottinghaus, an associate professor […]

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Planned Parenthood Video Indictments: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week: some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. Each Friday, we turn to a rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of it all. Today, we ask panelists Lisa Falkenberg, Vlad Davidiuk and Fred Goodall to consider […]

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A Closer Look at the Ken Paxton Idictment

Posted on · The New York Times reports a grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on multiple felony charges. According to The Times, the attorney general is facing three counts of securities fraud, including failure to register with the state securities board. The charges are set to be unveiled as early as today, the same day […]

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Paxton Indictment and Houston’s Financial Struggles: Monday’s Show (Aug. 3, 2015)

Posted on · The New York Times reports a grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on multiple felony charges. According to The Times, the attorney general is facing three counts of securities fraud, including failure to register with the state securities board. The charges are set to be unveiled as early as today, the same day […]

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Where’s the Case Against Former Gov. Perry Headed?

Posted on · While former Texas Governor Rick Perry continues to pursue his presidential ambitions, with stops in Iowa and South Carolina, a criminal indictment against him goes forward as well. On Friday, attorneys for the former Texas Governor filed a third motion to dismiss the indictment, three days after Judge Bert Richardson denied their first attempts. We […]