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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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House committee discusses judicial selection and term length

Methods of judicial selection and the length of judicial terms in Texas were on the agenda at a recent hearing of the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence. Under the Texas Constitution, Art. 5, secs. 2, 4, and 6, justices or … Continue reading

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