“Do Not Pass Go: Texas Legislature Cracks Down on Lewd Photos”

Come September 1, certain digital behavior of a number of Texans across the state will be criminalized: HB 2789, signed by Gov. Abbott, classifies nude or sexually explicit photos sent without consent as a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $500. Essentially garnering the same punishment as a speeding ticket, the […]

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Criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton remains threatened after court upholds prosecutor pay decision

BY EMMA PLATOFF After mulling the question for nearly six months, the nine Republican judges on Texas’ highest criminal court will not reconsider their 2018 ruling that threatens to imperil the criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. In November, a fractured Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that a six-figure payment to the special prosecutors appointed […]

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