Appeals Court Upholds Minor-party Candidate Filing Fees

Newly required filing fees do not “unreasonably burden minor-party candidates” ruled a panel of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals. The decision overturns a temporary injunction issued in December that prevented state and county officials from enforcing the requirement....

Texas Supreme Court Scuttles Effort to Boot Libertarians

In a unanimous – minus a pair of recusals – decision, the Texas Supreme Court rejected the Texas House Republican Caucus and others’ suit to remove 44 Libertarian Party candidates from the general election ballot. These candidates did not pay a newly required filing...

Eckhardt Sworn in and Other News for August 2

SD14: Sen. Sarah Eckhardt (D-Austin) was sworn in following Rep. Eddie Rodriguez’s (D-Austin) decision to withdraw from the special runoff election. There are now 10 women serving in the Texas Senate for the first time in state history. CD23 open (Lean Democratic):...