Category Archives: Judiciary and Jurisprudence

Texas Supreme Court orders in response to pandemic address court procedures, deadlines

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Supreme Court since mid-March has issued several emergency orders affecting the operations of the judiciary and civil matters such as evictions and consumer debt collection.

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Ongoing litigation seeks to end ban on liquor sales by public corporations

The 86th Legislature last year revised laws governing the sale of alcohol in Texas but did not eliminate a ban on public corporations selling hard liquor. The ban is being challenged in a long-running lawsuit brought by Walmart against the … Continue reading

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Lawmakers may debate changes to civil asset forfeiture laws

Like many states, Texas allows law enforcement officers to seize property they suspect has been acquired through, used in, or is intended to be used for certain crimes. This process, known as civil asset forfeiture, occurs through the civil court … Continue reading

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States may allow betting on sports after Supreme Court ruling

Following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in May that cleared the way for states to legalize sports wagering, some states are allowing bets on the outcome of sporting events, and others are considering it. The Texas Constitution and state statutes prohibit sports … Continue reading

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States could receive more online sales tax revenue after Supreme Court decision

In the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, online merchants doing significant business in a state may be required to collect sales taxes on products shipped to that state even if the merchant has no physical presence there. … Continue reading

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