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August 3, 2012

Our Work On Judicial Nominations Pays Off

Before you check out for the weekend we wanted to make sure you saw this BIG news about how your work has a lasting effect. U.S. District Court Judge Gregg Costa made a ruling yesterday protecting civic groups’ right to engage and register Texas voters...
July 31, 2012

Conservatives make the worst kind of history

Senate Republicans have filibustered confirmation of Robert Bacharach, the nominee for the empty seat on the 10 th US Circuit Court of Appeals. Robert Bacharach passed out of the Judiciary Committee with “ virtually unanimous support .” Oklahoma senators...
July 26, 2012

TFJ: Holding Out for Conservative Judges Hurts Texans

Texas courts are in a state of emergency and our U.S. Senators are playing political games at our expense. The Austin Chronicle lays out the problem clearly : When federal District Judge Sam Sparks in early May set a trial date for Mike and Steve Yassine...
July 20, 2012

District Court's Radical Ruling: Air Belongs to Everyone

Skipping to the end of the July 9 ruling in Angela Bonser-Lain, et al. v. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) , we find a disappointing but predictable resolution to a state-level suit brought by environmental non-profits and precocious...
July 1, 2012

Stand Your Ground Defense Fails In Raul Rodriguez Trial

On June 13, 2012, Raul Rodriguez was convicted of fatally shooting his unarmed neighbor , Kelly Danaher, during a 2010 altercation in Houston. Rodriguez now faces life in prison. According to a report from the Huffington Post on June 14th: Rodriguez was...
June 25, 2012

Background, Solution on Thurmond Rule

Some quick background on what is going on in the U.S. Senate and how conservatives are putting partisan politics ahead of actual solutions. Then, some ways you can continue to make a difference. Background Conservative Senate leadership has decided to...
June 8, 2012

Our Courts Are In "Jeopardy"

Earlier this month Alex Trebek asked the following question on Jeopardy: “Of these 874 federal government jobs, 85 are vacant, some for over five years.” If you have been keeping up with the Texans for a Fair Judiciary, you may have guessed - "What are...
March 28, 2012

The Fight Is Not Over

A few weeks ago we reported that a major deal was stuck in the U.S. Senate to bypass political gridlock and fill judicial vacancies and emergencies across the country as a result of actions by Texans like you. Of the 14 judges that will be named by the...
March 28, 2012

San Antonio Event: Texas Courts in Crisis

We need you to show your support for Texas Representatives Charlie Gonzalez (TX-20) and Lloyd Doggett (TX-25) for standing up and fighting to fill the judicial vacancies here in Texas. Join Texans for a Fair Judiciary and U.S. Representatives Charlie...
March 14, 2012

Reid Forces McConnell To Compromise On Judges

Originally posted on Think Progress As ThinkProgress previously reported, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed seventeen petitions to break Senate Republican filibusters on as many judges earlier this week. Initially, McConnell reacted to these...
March 12, 2012

U.S. Department of Justice Strikes Down Texas' Photo ID Law

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) rejected Texas' photo ID bill (SB 14) today , explaining that the state of Texas did not met the burden of proof in showing that the law would not have a "disparate effect" on minority voters. The full letter...