26-year reporter for the Austin American-Statesman. Legal issues, politics and more. Father of 2, husband of 1, fool for poker.
AG Paxton makes it official, filing notice of appeal with the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals. #txlege twitter.com/chucklindell/s…
Texas AG Ken Paxton says he will "immediately appeal" the ruling striking down the state's second-trimester abortio… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
BREAKING: Federal judge strikes down Texas abortion law, developing #txlege story here: statesman.com/news/breaking-…
BREAKING: US judge tosses out Texas law limiting second-trimester abortions. #txlege
Me and the Dude, waiting on the federal courts... #txlege https://t.co/m4sE8pETHc
Austin appeals court upholds capital murder conviction in SXSW crash that killed 4 in 2014: statesman.com/news/court-uph…
3rd Court of Appeals upholds Rashad Owens' conviction, sentence of life w/o parole for running over and killing 4 d… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Federal court ruling expected today on Texas' 2nd-trimester abortion law: #txlege statesman.com/news/federal-c…
RT @dominicholden: Here is Maryland federal judge’s order today blocking Trump’s transgender military ban: https://t.co/T527CZTQm8
RT @sbcmw: Accident or attack? Questions emerge about Border Patrol death mystatesman.com/news/national-… #txlege
RT @blakeahawthorne: Well, since it’s TWO Thanksgiving turkeys–motion for extension of time granted! Happy Thanksgiving! https://t.co/zQDmb…
RT @JinATX: Exclusive: 'Like a mafia.' Investigation finds corruption, intimidation and abuse at VA campus in Temple. One employee fired; c…
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys submits CCA brief in favor of paying prosecutors in Ken Paxton c… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
#SCOTUS sets Jan. 8 argument date for Rio Grande water dispute between Texas and New Mexico/Colorado.
RT @TexasStandard: Remember this story about anti-Trump decals on a truck and the sheriff who threatened charges? Its driver has been arres…
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission announces that it is investigating the Nov. 13 death of Texas State University student/frat pledge.
RT @jimmyotx: It's like in Back to the Future as the the kids all faded away in the picture... twitter.com/chucklindell/s…
Texas, 20 other states join W. Virg. brief urging #SCOTUS to take case, uphold prayer before public meetings of law… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Charlie Cook, who knows his stuff, flips US Rep. Culberson's Houston-area race from Leans R to Tossup. "Looks like… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
After endorsements by Sen. Ted Cruz, others were rescinded, Roy Moore's almost daily fundraising appeals have a new… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
RT @judgejeffbrown: @JusticeWillett was the @SupremeCourt_TX's #9 justice ("the junior judge" or "the coffee judge") for 4 years, 45 days.…
UPDATED: Noted lawyer, Democratic megadonor Steve Mostyn has died: statesman.com/news/updated-n…
Former homeland security secretary Tom Ridge hospitalized in Austin. He's in town for the GOP Governors Association… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Noted lawyer, Democratic donor Steve Mostyn has died: statesman.com/news/noted-law…
Democratic donor and noted Texas lawyer Steve Mostyn has died, his wife has announced.
RT @AutulloAAS: Court of Criminal Appeals denies Adam Reposa's motion for release on bond while he appeals contempt conviction. Reposa will…
But how to figure the percentage of voters who will still vote for Roy Moore but didn’t want to admit that to polls… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Witnesses at Speaker Joe Straus' #txlege economic development committee meeting this morning include: Mark Cuban Ro… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Court of Criminal Appeals orders today: No decision on whether to accept appeal of ruling that barred payments to p… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
RT @innocence: On this day, 17 years ago, Anthony Robinson was pardoned in Texas for a sexual assault he didn't commit. Today, he is the fi…
Inbox: Republican Attorneys General Association leadership team for 2017-18 includes Ken Paxton as vice chairman. #txlege
State Sen. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, announces 2018 run for US Rep. Gene Green's seat in Congress. She's not up for… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
RT @JulieChang1: #icymi AISD moves to rename remaining schools with Confederate ties by August #txed #txlege mystatesman.com/news/local-edu…
RT @rollcall: JUST IN: Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn rescinds his endorsement of Alabama Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore. https://t.co/…
US Supreme Court will decide whether states, including Texas, can ban political messages in polling places: #txlege statesman.com/news/high-cour…
#SCOTUS takes free-speech case over Minnesota ban on political messages (buttons, T-shirts, etc.) in polling places… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
RT @AHoweBlogger: #SCOTUS also grants review in 1st Amendment challenge to Calif laws regulating crisis pregnancy center disclosures
RT @AHoweBlogger: #SCOTUS to decide whether Minnesota ban on political apparel at polling place violates 1st Amendment, in MN Voters Allian…
Roy Moore turns to his bread and butter, "God-fearing conservatives like you," in just-sent fundraising appeal. "I… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
RT @lmcgaughy: Update on little Ryland Ward, 5, who was shot 4 times in #SutherlandSprings. He’s stable and still fighting! https://t.co/0…
Settlement ends Red River land dispute between Texas landowners/officials and the feds: #txlege mystatesman.com/news/settlemen…
RT @PatrickSvitek: Inbox: Retiring state Rep. Larry Phillips, R-Sherman, is running for district judge in Grayson County. #txlege
As the father of a teenage girl, allow me to retort... twitter.com/lyman_brian/st…
Veterans Day events for UT's 5 pm Saturday game: Flyover by four F-16s. U.S. Army's Golden Knights parachute team w… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
RT @EdWhelanEPPC: @chucklindell @marty_lederman Perhaps not so deep. nationalreview.com/bench-memos/45…
Presence of Confederate flag will keep Austin @MayorAdler from joining Veterans Day parade in downtown Austin: mayoradler.com/statement-by-m…
RT @lawrencehurley: An interesting chain of events in this case: Texas Supreme Court initially declined to hear it but reconsidered after "…
A deep dive into the oddity that was the DOJ #SCOTUS petition in the Jane Doe abortion fight, by Prof.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
RT @rickhasen: #ELB: Breaking: Maine SOS Dunlap, Democratic Member of Pence-Kobach Voter Fraud Commission, Sues Commission in Federal Court…
#SCOTUS will discuss the Texas Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage benefits at its Dec. 1 conference. Background… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
RT @steve_vladeck: Seems like a good time to re-up this piece by @BobbyChesney and me on when the government can and should be able to comp…
Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tx Supreme Court Justice Don Willett @JusticeWillett and Jim Ho is Nov. 15 fo… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
A sharp look by @tplohetski - ‘Good guys with guns’ - How Austin case highlights gun control debate: statesman.com/news/good-guys…
The trial on Texas’ second trimester abortion law is over. The Federal judge will issue his ruling sometime in the future. #txlege
Closing arguments about to begin in challenge to Texas 2nd trimester abortion law. One hour per side. #txlege
RT @KennethFSheets: Yes, I am running for Congress. dallasnews.com/news/texas-pol…
RT @TDCAA: Should be easy to write, since that's already in current law. 🤔 twitter.com/jeffflake/stat…
Rep. Dukes blames Statesman and fellow Democratic Reps. Howard, Israel for working against her: #txlege statesman.com/news/state--re…
Sen. Bryan Hughes says he will not run for Congress w/ retirement of Rep. Hensarling. #txlege https://t.co/Xc9MyQnMkr
It's Election Day. Here's the voter ID situation: mystatesman.com/news/what-will… #txlege
RT @MALCTx: BREAKING: Rosa Hernández is approved for release and will be taken to her family after being detained for 10 days. #FreeRosa #R…
Texas AG Ken Paxton, who was profoundly disappointed when DOJ failed to appeal to block Jane Doe's abortion, favors… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
As he has in the past, Texas AG Ken Paxton files brief supporting Trump's latest travel ban. 11 other states joined: texasattorneygeneral.gov/files/epress/2…
U.S. lawyers ask #SCOTUS to revive legal fight over Jane Doe's abortion, complaining they were misled by ACLU: statesman.com/news/lawyers-r…
ACLU says DOJ is trying to deflect blame for its failure to appeal on time. Says DOJ was told of her appointment. "… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
On a busy Friday, seeing "No opinions, no grants" from the Texas Supreme Court is like reading a 4-word poem.
DOJ asks #SCOTUS to overturn ruling in Jane Doe case, saying they didn't appeal in time because ACLU misled em about timing of her abortion.
AG Ken Paxton arrived in federal court for the trial on Texas abortion law about 30 minutes ago. #txlege
No opening statements. Straight into testimony by Oregon doctor who teaches, performs abortions.
I’m In federal court for start of 5day trial on Texas abortion law. #txlege
RT @PhilJankowski: EXCLUSIVE from @marymhuber: Former Austin officer VonTrey Clark to face death penalty statesman.com/news/local/exc…
RT @freedomfortx: Meeting set for House GOP Caucus for Friday, Dec 1, 2017 2:00 p.m. in Austin to adopt/discuss process for Speaker nominee…
Cornyn, Cruz, McCaul on murder of Austin's Bakari Henderson in Greece: "utilize all diplomatic means" for justice. https://t.co/vvjKgMD6p4
Trump nominates Dan Patrick son as U.S. attorney: #txlege statesman.com/news/trump-nom…
RT @quorumreport: president trump nominates ryan patrick, son of dan patrick, to be us attorney for houston region: bit.ly/2z5y1IE
Message from US Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, gets in the spirit of the day: https://t.co/8WErAEvbbd
Defense lawyers group withdraws brief that backed prosecutors in Ken Paxton criminal case: #txlege statesman.com/news/defense-l…
RT @lmcgaughy: Inbox: @tcdla withdraws amicus brief in favor of prosecutors in @KenPaxtonTX case. Says proper procedures not followed. #txl…
RT @alexazura: 60+ Texas faith leaders among those signed on to amicus brief in Masterpiece case at SCOTUS: freedomforallamericans.org/wp-content/upl… #txlege
Inbox: Gov. Abbott, Commission to Rebuild Texas will travel to D.C. tomorrow to meet congressional leaders on #Harvey relief. #txlege
The view of the Republican state representative from Arlington: #txlege twitter.com/Bill_Zedler/st…
Texas AG sends notices of price-gouging violations to 127 gas stations, many in D-FW, that charged at least $3.99/gallon during #Harvey.
Building a new wing for this one in the Pantheon of Lame Excuses to Keep Govt Info Secret. twitter.com/AASInvestigate…
With oral arguments this morning, US Supreme Court reviews another Texas death penalty case: mystatesman.com/news/crime--la…
Ken Paxton legal fight has wider implications, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals warned: #txlege statesman.com/news/ken-paxto…
RT @Pallaweee: Read the replies. Do it. twitter.com/kateharding/st…
Kaufman County DA closes bribery investigation into Ken Paxton legal defense fund donation. No charges. #txlege
Here's a link to the #SCOTUS appeal filed today: texasattorneygeneral.gov/files/epress/f… Appeal on ruling for 2 Congress districts… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
RT @JohnathanSilver: Lawmaker: Abbott says Confederate plaque in Capitol should be removed mystatesman.com/news/lawmaker-…
RT @VirtualCapitol: Lawmaker to meet with Abbott over Capitol’s Confederate symbols atxne.ws/2yRL3XV
It's 2017. That any appellate court, federal or state, does not offer live streaming of arguments is ridiculous. At… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Just violated my personal rule not to read the Comments Section of a politics story. Lesson re-learned... #txlege
RT @poncho_nevarez: Big part of state. Comes down to Eagle Pass through San Antonio and all the way to El Paso and up to Pecos. Good luck t…
Senate Judiciary Committee approves John Bash, a White House legal adviser, for US Attorney for Western District of TX (includes Austin).
 
 
 
 
 
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