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A #cjreform update for 'The Devil's Dictionary'

"The Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce remains one of my all-time favorite satirical works. But it's become increasingly dated over time, centered as it was on political questions of his day (1880 to 1911) as opposed to those which preoccupy us now. Your correspondent focuses mostly on criminal-justice reform, and it's evident upon even a sideways glance that terminology from that field largely escaped Bierce's comic gaze. He did refer to prisons as the purview of the "stone wall, the poli...
Tags: Law, Texas House, Gritsforbreakfast, Ambrose Bierce, Bierce


Five Observations and a Prediction: Why police budget hikes could become a thing of the past in Texas if HB 1900 becomes law

In no particular order, here are five observations and a prediction about a week filled with losses for the Texas criminal-justice reform movement at the Texas Legislature and in San Antonio and Austin. #1: Policy fights now head to the courts Every policy fight can and frequently does play out in an array of venues and the legislative process is only one of them. Some of the legislative losses this week are on topics - more restrictive detention policies from bail reform, limiting prosecutor di...
Tags: Texas, Law, California, Austin, House, Bill, Houston, San Antonio, Irl, City Hall, Legislature, Texas Legislature, Texas House, Gritsforbreakfast, Imperial Senate, West Austin


Texas House Passes Voter Suppression Bill After All-Night Debate

“It’s old Jim Crow dressed up in what our colleagues are calling election integrity,” one Democratic opponent said.
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Texas House passes restrictive election overhaul bill

The Texas House of Representatives passed an election overhaul bill Friday that would add new voting restrictions and penalties, the latest effort in a slew of Republican-pushed initiatives nationwide that seek to curtail voting access.
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Republicans intensify efforts to restrict voting in key states

Republicans in key states intensified their push to roll back access to the ballot this week -- with the GOP-led Texas House passing new voting limits Friday, a day after Florida's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law an array of new restrictions in his state.
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Actions are being taken across the US, in states like Arizona, Florida and Texas, to limit access to the ballot

Republicans in key states intensified their push to roll back access to the ballot this week -- with the GOP-led Texas House passing new voting limits Friday, a day after Florida's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law an array of new restrictions in his state.
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, US, Gop, Stories, Texas House, Ron DeSantis, Arizona Florida


Texas House passes election overhaul bill that adds new restrictions

The Texas House of Representatives passed an election overhaul bill Friday that would add new voting restrictions and penalties, the latest effort in a slew of Republican-pushed initiatives nationwide that seek to curtail voting access.
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Republicans continue their nationwide campaign to restrict voting

Republicans in key states intensified their push to roll back access to the ballot this week -- with the GOP-led Texas House advancing new voting limits early Friday, a day after Florida's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law an array of new restrictions in his state.
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Texas House expected to pass election overhaul bill Friday

The Texas House of Representatives is expected to pass an election overhaul bill Friday that would add new voting restrictions and penalties, the latest effort in a slew of Republican-pushed initiatives nationwide that seek to curtail voting access.
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Texas House passes controversial voting bill

After an all-night session, the Texas state House passed a GOP-backed measure that would bar public officials from sending out mail-in...
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United States: The "State" Of Telehealth: Texas - Texas Makes Significant Strides To Expand Telehealth - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

On April 14, 2021, the Texas House passed House Bill 4, a telehealth bill seeking to make permanent the temporary waivers issued during the public health emergency to expand telemedicine.
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The #TexasGeorgeFloydAct: What component bills are still moving in the #txlege homestretch?

Over the weekend, your correspondent put together an update on the status of all the various bills that make up the Texas George Floyd Act for the 65-group coalition promoting them, so let's re-post it here for Grits readers who may be interested. There are four weeks to go in the legislative session, so all these bills are in the make-or-break home stretch.The Texas George Floyd Act, as distinct from federal legislation by the same name, fundamentally has eight component parts. These have also ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Senate, House, Houston, Texas Legislature, Texas House, Gritsforbreakfast, Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee, Gerald Goines, George Floyd


Crowded field of Republicans and Democrats compete for Texas House seat

A special election in Texas on Saturday features a sprawling field of Republicans and Democrats competing for the US House seat formerly held by the late GOP Rep. Ron Wright, who died in February after contracting Covid-19.
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Texas House Overwhelmingly Passes Two Major Marijuana Reforms

By large margins, the Texas House passed two bills this week that would create a less punitive legal environment for possession of recreational marijuana and allow more Texans to participate in the state’s medical marijuana program.Read more...
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Texas House authorizes public universities in Rio Grande Valley and El Paso to establish up to two new law schools

The bill still has to get through the state Senate. Texas established a new public law school at the University of North Texas (near Dallas),... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Dallas, El Paso, University Of North Texas, Rio Grande Valley, Texas House, Brian Leiter, state Senate Texas


Unions fighting police reforms up at #txlege on Thursday

Three bills scheduled for votes on Thursday on the floor of the Texas House are all stand-alone parts of the Texas George Floyd Act: HBs 829, HB 830, and HB 834, and all by state Rep. Senfronia Thompson.HB 829 requires civil-service cities to create a disciplinary matrix to keep arbitrators from overturning punishment so often.HB 830 forbids arrests for Class C violations of the Transportation Code.HB 834 requires corroboration for police officer testimony to secure a drug conviction.For the mos...
Tags: Texas, Law, House, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Thompson, Legislature, Texas House, Gritsforbreakfast, Senfronia Thompson, Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, CLEAT


Texas House approves bill allowing election judges to carry a gun in most polling places

The Texas House on Tuesday passed legislation that would allow election judges to carry a handgun in most polling places on Election Day and during the early voting period.
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One of America's top trade groups under fire for its stance on voting rights

• Texas House approves bill allowing election judges to carry a gun in most polling places
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Texas Constitutional Carry Bill Passes House, 84-56, Senate Fight Next

Texas Constitutional Carry Bill Passes House, 84-56, Senate Fight Next IMG iStock-884200682 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On Thursday, 15 April 2021, the Texas House passed CSHB1927, one of the bills otherwise known as Constitutional Carry, 84-54. Democrat opposition to the bill was fierce, in spite of 19 other states have passed similar legislation without adverse effects. Texans are already able to carry rifles and shotguns around the state without any permit. A Texas state constitutional amendm...
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More Pro-Second Amendment Bills Moving in the Texas Senate and House

Texas is pushing more pro-Second Amendment bills to the Senate and House. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- While reports about the House passing House Bill 1927, NRA-backed permitless carry legislation, dominated the news this week, there are a number of other significant pro-Second Amendment measures that are progressing through the legislative process as well.  We thank the authors of this important legislation for their work to push these initiatives through their respective legislative ...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Senate, House, Bill, Nra, LTC, Texas Senate, Dan Patrick, Texas House, NRA-ILA, Iola, Sen Brandon Creighton R Conroe, Sen Charles Schwertner R Georgetown, Gun Rights News, Institute for Legislative Action ILA


Texas House OKs Dropping Permit to Carry Handgun in Public

Texas handgun owners would no longer need a license or training to carry their weapon in public under a bill that has cleared a major vote in the GOP-controlled state Capitol.
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Texas: Permitless Carry Scheduled for House Consideration on Thursday!

House Bill 1927, by Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler), an NRA-backed permitless carry proposal that would allow law-abiding citizens to carry a handgun without a state-issued License to Carry. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- House Bill 1927, by Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler), an NRA-backed permitless carry proposal that would allow law-abiding citizens to carry a handgun without a state-issued License To Carry (LTC), will be debated by the full Texas House on Thursday!  This is the first time a p...
Tags: Texas, Guns, House, Nra, LTC, Mount Pleasant, Texas House, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, State Representatives, Matt Schaefer R Tyler


Bungled Hearing Delays GOP Voting Restriction Bill in Texas

A procedural gaffe has forced the abrupt end of a Texas House hearing on a Republican-backed voting restrictions bill and at least temporarily deprived more than 100 people of the chance to testify about it.
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Texans, Time to Take Your Stand on Constitutional Carry

OP-Ed by Rachel Malone, Texas director for GOA and star of GOA’s YouTube videos. Constitutional Carry Map March 2021 Texas – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Texas House’s hearing on Constitutional Carry this Thursday could signal the most important breakthrough for gun rights that this state has seen since 1995. Currently, in the Lone Star State, you can go to jail for peacefully walking down the street, minding your own business, with your handgun in a holster – simply because you failed to jump thro...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Youtube, US, Austin, Capitol Hill, Goa, Gun Owners of America GOA, Texas Legislature, Texas House, Gun Rights News, Constitutional Carry, Gun Owners of America, Rachel Malone, Homeland Security Public Safety Committee, Multiple Constitutional Carry


Committee that will hear the #TexasGeorgeFloydAct has seen concerning police episodes in their districts

Art by Nia Palmer On Thursday in the Texas House, the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee will consider the Texas George Floyd Act (HB 88 by Senfronia Thompson). Because state and federal roles in regulating law enforcement are so different, this is a radically, almost completely different piece of legislation than the federal George Floyd Act (banning chokeholds is the main crossover) and must be evaluated on its own merits. (Mandy Marzullo are doing a 2-part podcast explaini...
Tags: Texas, Law, Houston, Jim Crow, Keller, TX, Frisco, Arlington, James White, Tyler, Texas House, Bullard, Maverick County, Gritsforbreakfast, Senfronia Thompson, Corrections Committee


Texas House Leader Signals Opposition to Retroactive Power Price Cuts

(Reuters) - The leader of the Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday signaled he would not support requiring the state's grid operator to cut...
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Texas House Leader Signals He Will Not Support Electricity Repricing Proposal

(Reuters) - The leader of the Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday signaled he would not support requiring the state's grid operator to cut...
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What does a successful "Defund the Police" campaign actually look like? Reconsidering Texas' abolition of Tulia-style drug task forces in light of 2020's #DefundThePolice frame

In 2020, the phrase "defund the police" captured the public imagination, for good or ill, and became the centerpiece of conservative messaging against Democrats in the fall. But it wasn't that long ago that Texas defunded dozens of regional drug task forces without any of the #DefundThePolice backlash. At their height, those task forces collectively made around 12,000 arrests per year (see FN 26 in this report), but in 2006, Gov. Rick Perry eliminated their funding with the stroke of a pen, the ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Obama, Austin, House, Rick Perry, City Council, Doj, Drug Policy Alliance, Legislature, Perry, DPS, Byrne, Rio Grande, Austin Police Department, Texas Legislature


11th/12th Day of Christmas by Bloomberg/Beto-Backed Texas Lawmakers

The 11th & 12th Day of Christmas coal from Bloomberg and Beto includes magazine and ammunition bans. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- We've reached the end of NRA-ILA's countdown of the legislative lumps of coal that anti-Second Amendment lawmakers in Texas are leaving in gun owners' stockings this year.  But with more than two months to go before the bill introduction deadline on March 12, you can bet there'll be more radical gun control to come in the new year! Thank you for the important...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Bloomberg, Austin, BETO, Capitol, Rourke, Ortega, Texas House, NRA-ILA, Gun Rights News, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Bloomberg Beto Backed Texas Lawmakers, Terry Meza D Irving House Bill, Lina Ortega


The NYT mishandles a metaphor: "Democrats’ ‘Blue Wave’ Crashed in Statehouses Across the Country."

It matters more than usual which party controls the state legislatures, because 2020 was a census year, and it's time once again for the partisan game of redistricting. Even if you think you only care about Congress, the House of Representatives is at stake as these lines are drawn, creating safe districts and competitive districts for Republicans and Democrats.  I hadn't noticed any reports about the state legislatures, so I did a search. What came up first was this headline in the NYT:  "De...
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