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Cain Wins Lawsuit Striking Down Unconstitutional Law

Cain Wins Lawsuit Striking Down Unconstitutional Law

One conservative lawmaker won’t be sworn in until January, but he has already been successful in defeating an unconstitutional state law. Though the process has taken more than seven months, State Rep-Elect Briscoe Cain (R–Deer Park) secured victory in his lawsuit...
TEC Signs its Death Warrant

TEC Signs its Death Warrant

According to attorneys involved in litigation against the agency, the Texas Ethics Commission agreed to an order today that will soon result in the commission being stripped of nearly all of its statutory authority. “The TEC signed its own death warrant today,” said...
The Texas Straus Commission

The Texas Straus Commission

For years the Texas Ethics Commission has served as a tool for political insiders to suppress the speech of those they disagree with. Over the past five years the commissioners have abused their power in a manner akin to disgraced IRS director Lois Lerner. The TEC is...
Abbott Appoints Two to TEC

Abbott Appoints Two to TEC

With the Texas Ethics Commission under strict scrutiny and conservative groups calling for reform of the agency that has been weaponized to attack the free speech rights of Texans, Abbott has appointed two new members to the body. In May, six of the state’s largest...
TEC Lawyer: Ethics Commission is Like Grand Jury

TEC Lawyer: Ethics Commission is Like Grand Jury

At a hearing before the 3rd Court of Appeals on Wednesday, a lawyer defending the Texas Ethics Commission compared the agency to a permanent grand jury handing down indictments. In response to questions about the amount of evidence that is required before the...
Criminally Unethical

Criminally Unethical

For more than a decade, an appointed member of the Texas Ethics Commission issued fines and promulgated rules designed to silence citizens while lavishing legislative offices with gifts on behalf of his “day job.” That’s illegal, on multiple fronts, and for it Tom...