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Mark Pulliam
Mark Pulliam is a lawyer and commentator who fled California and now lives in Austin, Texas.
by | Feb 8, 2016

As I have discussed previously (here and here), all judges in Texas are subject to partisan elections, and an incumbent justice on the Texas Supreme Court (all nine members of which are Republicans) named Paul Green is facing a March…

by | Jan 11, 2016

Texas is an unusual state in many respects: the largest of the contiguous United States; home of three of America’s ten most populous cities; the biggest producer of oil, beef, cotton, and wool in the U.S.; the best economic climate;…

by | Dec 15, 2015

As everyone now knows, during the December 9 oral argument in Fisher v. University of Texas, Justice Scalia asked counsel for UT a question predicated on the “mismatch” theory cited in one of the briefs, which some partisan observers quickly…

by | Oct 8, 2015

The “civil rights revolution” fought in the middle of the 20th century was a battle for the hearts and minds of the American public, as well as a political and legal campaign. The new medium of television brought pivotal events…

by | Aug 24, 2015

This article originally appeared in the Online Library of Law & Liberty and has been updated to reflect recent developments. Candidate Donald Trump’s recent proclamation that he is opposed to so-called “birthright citizenship” for the offspring of illegal aliens born…

by | Jun 24, 2015

Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America’s Founding Document Sen. Mike Lee (Sentinel, 244 pages, $27.95) Sadly, the American public has become disconnected from its founding document, the Constitution. Knowledge of civics is so deplorable that few people can…

by | May 6, 2015

Cultural attitudes can change rapidly in this digital age, at least on some issues, among some demographic segments. For example, Millennials (born after 1980) tethered to their smart phones mimic the latest trends in music, fashion, and lifestyle displayed by…

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