Category Archives: Law

Protesting Trump because we can

  (Photo by Scott Lynch/ Gothamist) It’s been an interesting week in New York. People are tired of things and still protesting things. They’re tired of corruption, they’re tired of closed primaries, they’re tired of lies. Few American cities feel the … Continue reading

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Mississippi, North Carolina legalize discrimination in new laws

Mississippi Anti-Gay Tourism Video from Funny Or Die Mississippi pretty much does away with “separation of church and state” idea and North Carolina makes too big of a deal about gender identity.  “This is a sad day for the state … Continue reading

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Fighting for the Share Economy

   (Image: Opensource.com) Many locales stifle the economic growth and innovation that comes with the advent of “Share-Economy” services like AirBnB. This happened in Athens, OH, but it could happen anywhere. This article via Medium raises an important concept: as … Continue reading

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The State of Weed in Texas

It’s still illegal, but it could happen, and it’s ready. The 2015 Compassionate Use Act says that doctors can prescribe cannabidiol oil for epilepsy, but due to federal law, it can only be “recommended” by doctors, a pretty obvious stalemate … Continue reading

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Races of Injured While at Work Goes Unreported in TX

Injury Data by Race Goes Uncollected in Texas by Jay Root, The Texas Tribune Oct. 10, 2014 Austin lawyer Brad McClellan became convinced a few years ago that one of his clients, a black man who had been horribly injured … Continue reading

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Texas counties prepare for same-sex marriages

While they can. Tarrant County has an uncertain future, but Bexar County remains open 24 hours for same sex couples to apply for marriage licenses. http://www.texasobserver.org/texas-counties-prepare-for-same-sex-marriages/#

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Texas Law: Mothers Allowed to Breastfeed

For the record, breast feeing (in Texas) is upheld by state and federal law. It’s 2014, and breastfeeding is what makes us mammals who we are. (The word “mammal” has to do with our having mammary glands.) Yet, a lot … Continue reading

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Texas Governor Perry Indicted on Charges of Abuse of Power

The investigation centered on Mr. Perry’s veto power as governor. His critics asserted that he used that power as leverage to try to get an elected official and influential Democrat — Rosemary Lehmberg, the district attorney in Travis County — … Continue reading

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Exploring the true meanings of public information and private information

This was a thought-provoking article from a Medium writer on the true meaning of public information. What does it all mean anymore? “A stranger could park a drone with a webcam outside your window and live-stream video footage from inside … Continue reading

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The predatory, booming industry of property tax lending in Texas

This is a very informative and in-depth article on the business of property tax lending in Texas, where people borrow at high interest rates in order to pay off delinquent property taxes. It’s not at all consumer-friendly. It’s a booming … Continue reading

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