Republicans for years have been in maniacal pursuit of widespread voter fraud. It makes fools of them, writes Rick Casey.
Emails between an assistant county attorney and a deputy to Ken Paxton appear to contradict his claim that non-citizen voters aren’t being criminally investigated.
Some lawmakers had fretted that sending the preliminary, faulty list to the state’s top prosecutor would intimidate voters.
Paxton’s office has asked lawmakers for millions more in funding and expanded jurisdiction to go after certain crimes. Critics say the requests are aimed at political gains.
In a ruling that could throw the nation’s health care system into chaos, Fort Worth-based U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor on Friday ruled that a major provision of the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional — and that the rest of the landmark law must fall as well.
The attorney general’s office says the lawsuit seeks to halt San Antonio “from thwarting federal immigration enforcement” and seeks civil penalties against the City and its police chief.
State Rep. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) renewed his call to take down the plaque, noting that the preservation board had never approved his request to do so.
Abbott easily defeated Lupe Valdez, but Patrick, Paxton, and Miller faced rare single-digit contests before eventually besting Democratic challengers.
On Wednesday, the two parties will argue their cases in front of the the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
Rick Casey talks to the Rivard Report’s Brendan Gibbons about the state attorney general challenging the EPA over San Antonio’s air quality.