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Pretending a Child is Yours When Crossing the Border Could Be a Crime

Pretending a Child is Yours When Crossing the Border Could Be a Crime

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State Congressmen Brooks Landgraf has introduced House Bill 888, which is designed to combat child trafficking at the border. HB 888 would make it a Class B misdemeanor to knowingly misrepresent a child as a family member to a peace officer...
Sexual Assault by the Clergy and the Statute of Limitations

Sexual Assault by the Clergy and the Statute of Limitations

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With sexual abuse scandals rocking both the Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention, it seems clear that both religious organizations are ineffective in policing themselves when it comes to abuses by its priests and ministers. I...
Atlanta's New Laws on Bird Scooters

Atlanta's New Laws on Bird Scooters

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Every tech company wants to be the next Uber. That is, rush a service to market, deal with regulators after you’re already in the wild, and try to minimize your liability to the public as much as possible. Mid last year, Bird scooters...
"Private" Student Loan Bankruptcy Fairness Act of 2019

"Private" Student Loan Bankruptcy Fairness Act of 2019

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As the 2020 U.S. elections begin to come into focus, one of the continuing hot national economic issues is student loan debt. Student loan debt is generally non-dischargeable in bankruptcy cases, which makes finding financial relief extreme...
ITC's Liability After Massive Fire at Deer Park Facility

ITC's Liability After Massive Fire at Deer Park Facility

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Sunday morning Deer Park police started getting calls for an explosion and fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company’s (ITC) chemical processing facility. Plumes of black smoke billowed from the facility, but police were not able to ...
Congress to Vote on More Bankruptcy Relief for Veterans

Congress to Vote on More Bankruptcy Relief for Veterans

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Several United States senators including Marco Rubio, Tammy Baldwin, and John Cornyn have put their support behind the Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act. Since 2005, bankruptcy law in the United States has become less ...
State Congressman Attempts to Reclassify THC Concentrates

State Congressman Attempts to Reclassify THC Concentrates

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In Texas’ last legislative session there were only four bills related to marijuana. In this session there are already nearly seven times that many. More and more Americans are changing their opinions about the drug with about 60 perce...
Can Texans Vote to Legalize Marijuana

Can Texans Vote to Legalize Marijuana

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Citizens in Texas do not get to vote on laws. They can elect officials that will decide on laws for them but there is no direct way for Texans to decide for themselves. While a majority of Americans now support the legalization of marijuana...
Texas Man Attempts to Circumvent Gun Ban with 3D Printed Gun

Texas Man Attempts to Circumvent Gun Ban with 3D Printed Gun

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One of the oft repeated phrases for pro-gun advocates is that we do not need more gun control laws, we simply need to enforce the ones that we already have. The case of Eric Gerard McGinnis is a perfect example of how the proper application...
Texas House Set to Vote to Decriminalize Marijuana

Texas House Set to Vote to Decriminalize Marijuana

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On Thursday April 25, 2019, the Texas House of Representatives will debate and vote on Representative Joe Moody’s HB63 relating to the civil and criminal penalties for possession of certain small amounts of marihuana. HB63 is a b...
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