Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Nine Times Ken Paxton Tried to Defeat LGBT Community

Nine Times Ken Paxton Tried to Defeat LGBT Community

Last week, it was revealed that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton accepted over $100,000 from the founder of a company who his office was investigating for Medicaid fraud. Paxton claims to have done nothing wrong because his $100,000 donation came from a “family friend.” In 2015 Paxton was indicted on two counts of securities fraud and one

Governor Greg Abbott Vows to Never Return to Days of LBJ

On Monday, May 30, an article in the Washington Post chastised Texas Governor Greg Abbott for his “over the top” efforts to enact restrictive bills aimed at disenfranchising minority voters. The next day, the Governor responded with a mind-boggling response on Twitter: “We will continue fighting against cheating & illegal voting at the ballot box.

Most Influential 2015: Neel Lane

In February 2014, Neel Lane, along with litigation partner Barry Chasnoff, led a team from the San Antonio office of Akin Gump on behalf of clients Nicole Dimetman and Cleopatra De Leon and Victor Holmes and Mark Phariss. The two couples were seeking a preliminary injunction to bar Texas from enforcing its same-sex marriage ban.

What you’ll need to get married in TX

We asked our sister pub the Current for a get-me-to-the courthouse-on-time checklist and they quickly obliged: Bexar County Clerk Gerard Rickhoff says his office will begin to grant licenses within 30 minutes of a ruling and he’ll stay open after hours if he needs to.  Both applicants will need proof of age and identity by

Community readies for SCOTUS marriage decision

The LGBT and allied community in San Antonio is busy preparing for the decision from the Supreme Court on whether same-sex marriage is protected by the Constitution. The eventual ruling could be a landmark moment for LGBT civil rights. The court accepted cases from four states — Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee —  where restrictions