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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.

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Do Supreme Court of Texas Justices Disclose Enough About Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest?

Posted on · The nonprofit investigative journalism organization the Center for Public Integrity last month gave failing grades to 42 states and the District of Columbia when it comes to their rules regarding financial disclosures. That’s the  information judges are required to publish regarding gifts they receive or their own financial situations — things that could be conflicts […]