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Electing judges in Texas: How might one go about 'reforming' 15M registered voters?

Texas High Court Deals Blow to Same-Sex Couples

In the unanimous opinion, the state's high court reversed a lower court's ruling in Pidgeon v. Houston that public employers cannot deny same-sex spousal benefits to their employees.
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Justice Jeffrey S. Boyd, writing for the Texas Supreme Court, said in the opinion that the U.S. Supreme Court's 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, recognizing same-sex marriage, did not resolve whether the Constitution requires states or cities to provide tax-funded spousal benefits to those couples.
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Jack Pidgeon and Larry Hicks, described in their lawsuit as "Houston taxpayers and qualified voters," sued the city and the mayor, contending that Houston was expending "significant public funds on an illegal [SIC] activity" and injuring them because they are "devout Christians who have been compelled by the mayor's unlawful edict to subsidize [SIC] homosexual relationships that they regard as immoral and sinful."
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The Texas Supreme Court, unlike in many other states, is elected, and Republican incumbents sometimes face primary challenges.

Perhaps arguments either to reduce the pay of judges, distribute the income of litigators, or even limit terms are ineffectual means of assuring the fair and impartial countenance of the state?


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Jul 3rd, 2017 at 08:53:35 PM EST

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