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The Critics Aren't Wrong About Health Care Lawsuit

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2010 | 10:01 AM

Last week, the Texas attorney general lambasted his critics for saying he shouldn't have sued the federal government over health care reform. In his op-ed published in the Houston Chronicle ("Critics were wrong about states' health reform case," Page B7, Saturday), the attorney general relied on a ruling by a...

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AG's Big Legal Error in Gay Divorce

(3) Comments | Posted September 28, 2010 | 10:04 AM

In his rush to intervene in the now nationally famous gay divorce case, the Texas Attorney General has made a big legal mistake. He wrongly challenged the jurisdiction of the District Court. If the District Court made an error, the AG had a full remedy: the traditional appeal.

Instead, the...

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AG Abbott's Constitutional Miss on Federal Education Dollars

(1) Comments | Posted September 27, 2010 | 12:22 PM

Can the Governor sign a funding assurance clause? Yes.

Why did the Texas Attorney General file a Petition on September 23, 2010 requesting set-aside of federal education dollars after the Secretary of Education agreed to hold the funds for Texas? Why was the AG FOR the Governor's written assurances of...

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Attorney General Abbott's Tainted Wyly Money

(1) Comments | Posted July 30, 2010 | 5:46 PM

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced yesterday that they were filing charges against Texas billionaires Samuel and Charles Wyly for massive securities fraud. The brothers along with their law firm Bickel & Brewer have donated a total of $132,750 to Mr. Abbott. The Wyly brothers donated $85,000 ($42,500...

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New Evidence Strengthens Wall Street Suit

(3) Comments | Posted July 16, 2010 | 6:54 PM

The Goldman announcement of mistake and corrective measures are excellent new evidence of negligence, apart from the fraud we allege in my proposed State litigation. Goldman Sachs settled fraud allegations brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission. By paying over half a billion dollars to settle, Goldman Sachs...

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'Brilliant, Simple and Clear'

(1) Comments | Posted June 28, 2010 | 8:34 AM

That's how former Texas Governor and Attorney General Mark White described our lawsuit and briefing.

Prominent attorneys and legal scholars including the Dean of the Law School at the University of California, Irvine and the former President of the State Bar of Texas have voiced their support....

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Your State Can Sue Wall Street

(5) Comments | Posted June 21, 2010 | 11:28 AM

Wall Street firms have harmed Texas and all of America. I've proposed a State Attorney General lawsuit and to work at no fee to help solve the problem.

Our people are unemployed. Our home values have plummeted. And, our state governments are making savage cuts to our schools, our...

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For Sale: One Used Attorney General?

(2) Comments | Posted June 14, 2010 | 4:25 PM

As taxpayers we pay our elected officials to serve the people and protect our state and our interests. What happens when the very companies that our elected officials should regulate enter the six- and seven-figure levels in their generous campaign contributions?

Why did a board member of Vahli, Inc (parent...

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Texans Died, Mr. Abbott

(1) Comments | Posted June 8, 2010 | 5:04 PM

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, 48 days after the British Petroleum disaster in the Gulf, reaffirmed the "ecological and environmental disaster", claimed "Texas has not suffered any damages yet," and specified his "reaction" as "nothing but sheer frustration and aggravation". He offered no regrets for his May 3...

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Outrageous Comments by Texas AG Absolving BP in the Weeks After the Oil Spill

(1) Comments | Posted May 24, 2010 | 9:55 AM

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's May 3 BP oil spill press conference following his BP briefing resulted in his declaration that BP had, up to May 3, made "all the right actions and all the right comments." Abbott's bravado and praise of BP is matched only by BP following the...

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AG Abbott's Quick BP Defense Will Backfire

(3) Comments | Posted May 3, 2010 | 8:40 PM

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced today at a press conference that BP has made "all the right actions and all the right comments" but that the Attorney General's office would be watching to "ensure that BP's action lives up to its current words." Governor Rick Perry was quoted as...

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Come to Texas for Current AG Managed Public Option and Mandates

(11) Comments | Posted March 26, 2010 | 11:31 AM

The big difference between the new federal health care law and the system in Texas is that we in Texas have a public option, suggested by and administered by the office of the Texas Attorney General, to provide a reasonable cost option to parents who are now mandated to provide...

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Gay Divorce in Texas

(1) Comments | Posted February 19, 2010 | 9:46 AM

Texas Attorney General Abbott, running for re-election, has chosen his battleground issue. He has intervened in an Austin divorce case involving two women, married in Massachusetts, with an adopted son. The AG claims they may not be legally granted a divorce, and has filed a brief arguing the marriage should...

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Texas Attorney General Seeks Activist Judges

(15) Comments | Posted January 1, 2010 | 2:35 PM

On December 30, the Texas Attorney General challenged the Senate version of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, joining a letter from 13 state Attorneys General to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate. The Texas Attorney General issued his

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Authors Of Texas Marriage Amendment: Who Barks The Loudest?

(107) Comments | Posted November 21, 2009 | 11:58 AM

Right wing pundits are howling over my claim that a 2005 Texas constitutional amendment didn't ban gay marriage; it bans all marriage. The Constitution provides, in very clear language, that Texas "may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage." In our justice system, when...

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