Jim Harrington

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Rick Perry Should Pee in a Cup if the Poor Have to for Benefits, State Rep Joe Deshotel Says

    Texas Senate Bill 11 aims to make drug-testing mandatory for all applicants to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. If applicants pee dirty, they would be ineligible to reapply for one year, unless they enroll in a treatment program. The bill would also require that parents who flunk ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    Outed at School

    Lesbian teen sues coach, Kilgore HS.

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    December 22, 2010

    Lesbian Teen Sues Kilgore School District For Outing, Harassing Her

    Another gay student is allegedly bullied, this time at the hands of an East Texas softball coach. ​If two high school coaches lead a girl into an empty locker room and lock the door behind them, something bad can happen, and at Kilgore High School, according to a new lawsuit filed by the Texas Civ ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    Texas Is Selling Your Baby's Blood Without Consent, Lawsuit Says

    Lawsuit: Your baby's blood is secretly being sold to science. ​A lawsuit's been filed by lawyers at the Texas Civil Rights Project because, allegedly, for the last seven years, the state's Department of State Health Services has "deceptively and unlawfully sold, traded, bartered, and distributed b ... More >>

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    January 18, 2001

    Left Return

    Once burdened by debt and internal politics, a rejuvenated Texas ACLU is back mixing it up with those who dare to trample on the U. S. Constitution.

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    May 12, 1994
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    December 2, 1993

    Uncivil Liberties

    The ACLU returns from the dead in Houston