Criminal Justice

The bail bond industry hopes a recent court ruling kills Harris County’s reforms. Supporters don’t see that happening

Posted on · The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that district court judges have sovereign immunity from the sort of suits that led to the consent decree that ended the O’Donnell v. Harris County lawsuit.

Politics

Texas election officials blame new voting law for rise in rejected mail-in ballot applications

Posted on · All over the state, county officials report they’re rejecting hundreds of applications for mail-in ballots, an issue several attribute to recent election law changes championed by state Republicans.