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February 11, 2014

61% of Texans Support Decriminalizing Marijuana

Is Texas ready to go green? Recently, Texas Governor Rick Perry made news for coming out in support of decriminalizing marijuana . Today, the Dallas Morning News published an excerpt from an ed board interview quoting Wendy Davis as open to...
December 19, 2013

Gregg Costa Nominated to 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

President Obama has picked federal district court judge Gregg Costa to fill one of the emergency vacancies on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. From the Dallas Morning News : Ending a long drought for Texas judicial picks, President Obama has decided to...
October 14, 2013

Government Shutdown Could Close Texas' Federal Courts

Our courts matter, but the Ted Cruz-led shutdown of the government is about to get in their way. The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts announced that federal courts across the country , including anywhere from 30 to over 100 federal court offices...
August 29, 2013

Urgent: Tell Austin City Council to Fight For Your Right!

URGENT : Today the Austin City Council will consider legal action against the Texas voter ID law. This is a terrible law that could limit access to voters all around the state. Protect your voting rights - please contact the Council and urge them to join...
April 5, 2013

Greg Abbott Doesn't Want Fair Remedial Redistricting Maps

Attorney General Greg Abbott either doesn’t understand the Constitution, or just doesn’t care. In the last week, he has rejected the separation of church and state - a founding American principal - and has called for making the 2011 interim redistricting...
March 6, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz Filibuster Caitlin Halligan

Over the past week, you have called, messaged, and made your voice heard. We asked you to urge Senators Cornyn and Cruz to support Caitlin Halligan . Sadly, our Senators put party politics ahead of the people of Texas. The U.S. Senate failed to reach...
March 1, 2013

Justice Scalia Calls Voting Rights "Racial Entitlement"

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard the first oral arguments of Shelby County v. Holder. Some believe signs point to the court gutting Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Section 5 requires nine states, mainly located in the South, to get...
September 26, 2012

Getting our courts in the debate #TFJAction

On October 2, WFAA-TV in Dallas is hosting a debate between Texas U.S. Senate candidates Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Paul Sadler. We are encouraging the moderators to ask what Cruz and Sadler plan to do about the judicial vacancies in Texas. We want...