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Rick Perry Battles at Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

Former Governor Rick Perry and his legal team were at the state’s highest criminal court on Wednesday morning arguing that the remaining count against him (abuse of official capacity) should be dismissed. A special prosecutor argued that a second count (coercion of a public servant) dismissed by an immediate court of appeals should be reinstated.

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Targeted: Retaliation Suspected in Attack on Texas Judge

Reports in Texas indicate that Austin police suspect retaliation as a possible motive in the shooting of a Travis County Criminal District Court judge. The judge was attacked Friday night after returning home with some friends. She is said to be in stable condition with serious injuries.

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Texas Criminal Court Judge Shot in Her Driveway

A felony criminal district court judge in Travis County, Texas, was shot outside her home last night. Judge Julie Kocurek is also a former prosecutor. It is unknown whether the shooting is related to her duties as a criminal judge or prosecutor.

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Texas Supreme Court Blocks Issuance of Additional Gay Marriage Licenses

On Thursday, February 19, the Texas Supreme Court granted an emergency motion requested by Attorney General Ken Paxton to stay two Travis County court ruling declaring the state’s law banning gay marriage unconstitutional. This action followed a Travis County clerk issuing the first “legal” gay marriage license, although Texas voters banned same-sex marriage a decade ago.

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First Gay Couple Marries in Texas: Texas Leaders Respond

The first gay marriage in Texas history happened in Austin on Thursday afternoon. Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant, both of Austin, went to the Travis County Clerk immediately after obtaining a court order in their favor, obtained a license, and were married. Texas

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