Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton wants fourth judge to step down from his fraud case

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AUSTIN — Lawyers defending Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton against securities fraud charges want the latest judge to preside over the case — the fourth in five years — to recuse himself over the vehement objections of prosecutors. This latest back-and-forth proves to even further delay the years-long case.



a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton shakes hands with his attorney Bill Mateja after entering the Merrill Hartman Courtroom in the Fifth Court of Appeals at the George Allen Courts Building in Dallas on May 12, 2016. Paxton was indicted in July 2015 but has not yet faced trial.


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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton shakes hands with his attorney Bill Mateja after entering the Merrill Hartman Courtroom in the Fifth Court of Appeals at the George Allen Courts Building in Dallas on May 12, 2016. Paxton was indicted in July 2015

Texas Attorney General Says Local Governments Cannot Override State Mandates To Delay Evictions

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The Texas attorney general announced Friday in a non-binding legal opinion that local governments across the state would not be allowed to exercise emergency powers to freeze or delay evictions, arguing that doing so would be rewriting state law.



a close up of a sign: Housing activists gather to protest alleged tenant harassment by a landlord and call for cancellation of rent in the Crown Heights neighborhood on July 31, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. The Texas attorney general announced August 7 in a non-binding legal opinion that local governments across the state would not be allowed to exercise emergency powers to freeze or delay evictions, arguing that doing so would effectively rewrite state law.


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Housing activists gather to protest alleged tenant harassment by a landlord and call for cancellation of rent in the Crown Heights neighborhood on July 31, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. The Texas attorney general announced August 7 in a non-binding legal opinion that local governments across the state would not be allowed to exercise emergency powers to freeze

Humanist wedding couple’s battle to be recognised in law not over, despite court ruling

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A couple from Louth have been left with mixed emotions after a judge ruled that the failure to legally recognise humanist marriages was discriminatory – but stopped short of declaring the Government was acting unlawfully.

Retired nurse Kate Harrison, 67, and former project manager Christopher Sanderson, 68, were involved in a High Court challenge to get legal recognition for non-religious humanist weddings to give them the same rights as those who marry in more traditional ways.

A humanist ceremony is entirely personalised and reflective of a couple’s beliefs. They are also conducted by a celebrant who shares those values.

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How an ‘unwritten law’, media spin and legal cunning saw Audrey Jacob get away with murder

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In the early hours of August 27, 1925, at a charity dance in Perth’s Government House ballroom, a gunshot rang out.

A young man, Cyril Gidley, fell to the floor bleeding heavily. He died within minutes.

Standing nearby, his former fiancé Audrey Jacob was holding a revolver and, according to witnesses, said “I did it”, before being led away by police.

The murder and subsequent inquest and trial were a sensation and reported widely in newspapers around the country.

Almost a century later, the case still fascinates historians — Jacob was found not guilty of murder, thus a popular legend