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Posts on ‘June 1st, 2014’

Weekend link dump for June 1

Neil Gaiman visits a refugee camp in Jordan. You should read about it. On a completely not-coincidental note, there’s over $100 million lying idle in the campaign accounts of former members of Congress. You could feed a lot of refugees with that kind of money. I’m just saying. “Let’s be real though, I have no […]

Wilson’s petitions

Here, courteously sent to me by reader and regular commenter Mainstream, is a copy of Dave Wilson’s petition for a charter amendment to “prohibit men (who perceive or express themselves as women) from using the women’s restroom. The petition itself is in addition to a scare-mongering letter from Wilson, sent from his current “residence” on […]

Supreme Court denies Burnam mandamus request

Late Friday I got an email from the Ramon Romero campaign touting the news that the State Supreme Court had denied a write of mandamus to Rep. Lon Burnam in his electoral challenge lawsuit. You can see the Supreme Court’s order here – scroll down to case 14-0372, the third one listed under “Miscellaneous”. See […]

Another slap on the wrist for a prosecutor behaving badly

Weak. Very weak. The Texas Bar Association has issued a public reprimand to state district Judge Kaycee Jones for her role in clandestine texting during a criminal trial while she was a prosecutor and before her election to the bench last year. Jones, who oversees the 411th court in Polk, Trinity and San Jacinto counties, […]