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The battle for the Kroll records goes on

By   /  February 1, 2017  /  Commentary, Federal government, Texas  /  No Comments

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In his concurring opinion on Wallace Hall’s lawsuit against University of Texas Chancellor Bill McRaven, Justice Don Willett wrote last week that the Texas Supreme Court is “where the years-long saga ends.”

Not quite.

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Texas Supreme Court nullifies rule of law; impunity to reign

By   /  January 27, 2017  /  Commentary, Texas  /  No Comments

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The Supreme Court of Texas punched a new loophole in state law today.

The loophole applies not to this law or that one, but to all of them.

Somehow, this judicial body that is supposedly averse to overruling the laws established by democratic authority has found a way to nullify all of them with its ruling in the case of Hall v. McRaven.

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UT’s Hall challenges Abbott over board picks

By   /  January 24, 2017  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments

By nominating three people connected to the University of Texas admissions scandal to serve on its board, Gov. Greg Abbott is asking the state Senate to endorse corruption.

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These ‘horns ain’t loyal, McRaven finds

By   /  January 26, 2017  /  Commentary, Education, State Government, Texas  /  No Comments

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Part 69 of 72 in the series Trouble in Texas If Bill McRaven, chancellor of the University of Texas System, had any doubts about the brood of vipers he’s been protecting these last two years, they were surely dispelled this morning at a hearing of the Nominations Committee of the state Senate concerning three appointments […]

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Testimony by UT contradicts story fed high court

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Education, News, Texas  /  No Comments

Part 68 of 72 in the series Trouble in Texas AUSTIN – After oral arguments Jan. 11 before the Supreme Court of Texas on whether University of Texas Chancellor Bill McRaven may conceal investigatory records from UT Regent Wallace Hall, McRaven’s attorney threw up a Hail Mary in a letter to the court. Wallace Jefferson […]

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High court hears arguments on whether UT can bury investigation

By   /  January 11, 2017  /  Accountability, Education, Judiciary, News, Open Records, State Government, Texas  /  No Comments

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There was no “you can’t handle the truth” moment, but there should have been, as UT’s case comes down to a similar premise: surely somebody gets to decide Hall can’t handle the truth.

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