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Judges have employed principles of decision-making since time immemorial. One such principle is “judicial restraint.” This principle assumes what should be obvious: courts and judges retain their authority only so long as their decisions are perceived as mostly fair. Pres. Andy Jackson once remarked about a decision by the Supreme Court which he did not

Apparently just for political points, Gov. Ron DeSantis pressured the Special Olympics to withdraw its vaccine requirement. The state of Florida threatened the Special Olympics with a $27.5 fine if the Olympics were to persist with its vaccine requirement. Special Olympics then withdrew its vaccine requirement. See Politico news report.

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Attorney-General Ken Paxton is determined to get into trouble. He filed that very weak lawsuit in 2021 seeking to overturn the 2020 election results. Sixteen Texas lawyers, including four former Texas bar presidents, filed an ethics complaint about that weak lawsuit. In Texas, any person can submit a complaint about a lawyer’s ethical practices. I

When I was a young warehouseman working my way through college, my job was to pick orders – that means gathering the products and items for a given order. I was tempted more than once to climb those 20 foot high shelves to grab a quick item. Climbing the shelves would have saved me the

The Houston Methodist Hospital required all of its employees to get a vaccine against the COVID19 virus. Some 178 employees sued. They argued, among other things, that requiring employees to accept a vaccine not fully approved by the FDA amounted to Nazi science experiments in a concentration camp. Note to future advocates: avoid over-the top

Judge Lynn Hughes of the Southern District of Texas is at it again. In the case of Miller v. Sam Houston State Univ., No. 19-20752 (5th Cir. 1/29/2021), Judge Hughes flat denied the Plaintiff any depositions, while granting summary judgment against the plaintiff. Worse, he made statement after statement expressing skepticism about the plaintiff’s

“You get a rest break every four hours,” the seasoned warehouseman told me back in the 1970’s.  He knew everything. I just assumed he was right about this, too. But, since then, I have never seen anything in law or regulation stating that workers were entitled to a 15 minute break every 4 hours. But,

A lot of folks are upset about the killing of George Floyd. With good reason. How far would you go to protest his death? Two lawyers in New York City decided they should fire bomb police cruisers to show their feelings. An associate lawyer at Pryor Cashman, a large firm in New York, named Colinford