Under a new state law, the commission is charged with weighing options for judicial selection reform and producing a report by Dec. 31, 2020.
The state’s highest court decided against CPS Energy and AT&T in a case involving CPS Energy’s business dealings with AT&T and Time Warner Cable.
The ruling denies the City’s argument that it is immune from the litigation and sends the case back to the 4th Court of Appeals, which will review a lower court’s breach of contract decision.
Chief Justice Nathan Hecht called on lawmakers to consider changing Texas to a system of merit selection and retention elections.
No Democrat has been elected to the Texas Supreme Court or the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the state’s highest courts, since 1994.
AUSTIN — Attorneys for the City and the Hays Street Bridge Restoration Group appeared before the Supreme Court of Texas on Thursday, offering arguments on whether the City could use government immunity as a defense in a 6-year-old breach-of-contract lawsuit.
The appeal was seen as Secure San Antonio’s Future’s last chance to avoid a long and a likely ugly fight with the firefighters union to sway voters.
The Texas Supreme Court will not take on the City of San Antonio’s appeal regarding the firefighters union evergreen clause.
A three-judge panel heard arguments in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a UIW student fatally shot by a campus police officer in 2013.
The Texas Supreme Court asked the City of San Antonio and the firefighter’s union for full briefs on the so-called evergreen lawsuit late last week.