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Ken Paxton

Ken Paxton Continues to Fight Same-Sex Marriage in Recent AG Opinion

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Two days after the U.S. Supreme Court held that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an opinion that Texas government employees have the right, on religious grounds, to refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses or conduct same-sex marriages.

After Suit Filed Against Clerk, Couple Issued Marriage License

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

A same-sex couple in East Texas, who allege that Smith County clerk Karen Phillips denied them a marriage license, seeks a court order to force Phillips to issue them a license in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in "Obergefell v. Hodges."

David Dow

Next Step for Death Row Defense Lawyer David Dow

By Miriam Rozen |

Now that the Texas Supreme Court has ruled against him, Dow's lawyers plan to allege in federal court that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals violated their client's constitutional rights to due process.

Ken Paxton

Emails Between Texas Clerks Reveal Frustration With Texas Leaders

By Mark Bauer |

The emails, obtained by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in an information request, indicate that the Texas clerks feel a little hung out to dry regarding those who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Judge Jerry Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. HANDOUT.

5th Circuit Blocks Contraception Challenge

By John Council |

Judge Jerry Smith wrote that the controversial "Hobby Lobby" decision was of "no help" to religious organizations that oppose offering insurance contraceptive coverage to their employee.

Judge Roy Ferguson

Judge's Top 10 Tips for Winning Cases

By Angela Morris |

Here's the secret for lawyers to win all of their cases: Don't take losers, said 394th District Judge Roy Ferguson of Alpine.

Bill Wirskye

Prosecutor Bill Wirskye Oversees Controversial McKinney Police Case

By John Council |

After winning a death penalty sentence against a judge and questioning the stability of the Dallas DA, prosecutor Bill Wirskye will now look into the actions of a former McKinney police officer who pulled his gun on teens at a pool party. "It's been an interesting past year or so," he said.

Liz Bonesio

Top of Her Game: Lawyer Gets Hole-in-One with In-House Job

By Anne Belli Perez |

For Liz Bonesio, corporate counsel at Dallas-based Topgolf International Inc., every day is a hole-in-one.

Ken Paxton

Paxton Lawyers Up as Case Heads to Grand Jury

By Angela Morris |

Joe Kendall will be Texas AG Ken Paxton's lawyer in a case that alleges that Paxton violated state securities law. The AG is also getting legal advice from other high-profile Dallas lawyers, Matt Orwig and Bob Webster.

SCOTUS Halts 5th Circuit Ruling Allowing for Abortion Clinic Shutdowns

By Miriam Rozen |

The Center for Reproductive Rights, representing the clinics, had asked the nation's highest court to block the Fifth Circuit ruling.