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Accountability

Keep Washington Out of Texas Courts

Washington lobbyists are attacking our state courts. A bill (HR 3624) making its way through Congress would send state-based legal disputes into overburdened federal courts.

In other words, valid legal disputes over property rights, business contracts, insurance claims, and a host of other issues involving Texas citizens and businesses would be forced into the quagmire of the federal courts.

Survey: Justice for Flint residents?

Residents of Flint, Michigan are looking for justice after the contamination of their water supply. But, they may not find it. Shielded by the well-established principle of "sovereign immunity," the state of Michigan is immune to lawsuits except in a very limited number of cases. As a result, Flint residents must face enormous obstacles in their pursuit of justice. 

Tell us what you think in our survey below: 

ACT NOW: Restore Justice for Survivors of White Coat Rape

Sign the petition to ensure justice for survivors of white coat rape!

In Texas, hospitals can be accountability-free zones for rapists in white coats. 

Why the 7th Amendment Still Matters

The New York Times three-part series on forced arbitration, published last week, has sparked a debate in the media on the importance of trials by jury.

SCOTX Justice Let Off the Hook

In 2008, the Texas Ethics Commission found that Justice Nathan Hecht violated state ethics laws.

Today, Hecht was let off the hook.

5 Reasons “Hot Coffee” Should be Your Netflix Pick

In 2011, the documentary “Hot Coffee” sought to set the record straight about the infamous McDonald’s coffee case. Now, the movie is having a renaissance on Netflix. Here are five lies about the hot coffee myth that are sure to get your blood boiling:

A Broken System: Texas Mutual’s Special “Justice”

Texas Mutual Insurance Company is garnering the attention of the press, local officials, and state legislators for all the wrong reasons.