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2022

November
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Federal Fifth Circuit Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities

October
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

September
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

August
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities

July
Notices and Announcements
Public School Football Coach Wins Prayer SCOTUS Case
Supreme Court Strikes Down Clean Power Plan
SCOTUS Rules Biden Administration May End Migrant Protection Protocols
TCAA/Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities

June
Notices and Announcements
SCOTUS Holds Police Officers Can’t be Liable For Failing to Mirandize
SCOTUS Strikes Down “Proper Cause” Requirement to Carry a Gun in Public
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

May
Notices and Announcements
State and Local Governments Win SCOTUS Sign Case
Boston Loses Third-Party Flag SCOTUS Case
SCOTUS Holds Emotional Distress Damages Aren’t Available Under Various Spending Clause Anti-Discrimination Statutes
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

April
Notices and Announcements
Supreme Court Holds Censures Don’t Violate the First Amendment
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities

March
Notices and Announcements
Women in Municipal Law: Representing the Texas Municipal League, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and Beyond
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities

February
Notices and Announcements
Supreme Court Midterm for Local Governments 2021-22
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

January
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities

2021

December
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

November
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities

October
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinion and Ethics Advisory Opinion of Interest to Cities

September
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions

August
Notices and Announcements
Texas Joins $21 Billion Opioid Settlement
Supreme Court Preview for Local Governments 2021-2022
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions

July
Notices and Announcements
U.S. Supreme Court to Review Austin Billboard Case
Supreme Court Review for Local Governments 2019-2020
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions

June
Notices and Announcements
City Loses Supreme Court Appellate Costs Case
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions

May
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions

April
Notices and Announcements
Restraining a Person Is a Seizure under the Fourth Amendment
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions and Ethics Advisory Opinions of Interest to Cities

March
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

February
Notices and Announcements
Supreme Court Midterm for Local Governments 2020-2021
Federal District Court Strikes Down Fort Worth’s Prohibition and Exemption Scheme for Materials in the Right-of-Way
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

January
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

2020

December
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

November
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

October
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

September
Notices and Announcements
Austin, Texas Sign Ordinance Declared Content Based, Unconstitutional
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

August
Notices and Announcements
Supreme Court Review for Local Governments 2019-2020
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

July
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

June
Notices and Announcements
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds California’s COVID-19 Restrictions on Religious Worship
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

May
Notices and Announcements
Fifth Circuit Remands in Texas Capitol Rotunda Display Case
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

April
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

March
Notices and Announcements
Supreme Court Midterm for Local Governments 2019-2020
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

February
Notices and Announcements
Attorney’s Errors and Omissions Policy Isn’t Public Information
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

January
Notices and Announcements
Texas City’s Banner Sign Limitation Found Content Based, But Survives First Amendment Challenge
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

2019

December
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

November
Notices and Announcements
Texas City’s Sign Code Found Content Based, Unconstitutional
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

October
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

September
Notices and Announcements
Supreme Court Preview for Local Governments
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

August
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions and Ethics Advisory Opinions of Interest to Cities

July
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

June
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

May
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

April
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

March
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

February
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

January
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

2018

December
Notices and Announcements
Appeals Court Finds That Dallas Adult Convention Case Can Proceed
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

November
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

October
News and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

September
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

August
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

July
Notices and Announcements
Supreme Court Review for Local Governments
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

June
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

May
Notices and Announcements
The TML Legal Services Department
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

April
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

March
Notices and Announcements
Eighteenth Riley Fletcher Basic Municipal Law Seminar Breaks Records
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

February
Notices and Announcements
Supreme Court Midterm Review for Local Governments 2018
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

January
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

2017

December
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

November
Notices and Announcements
Could the Supreme Court Cool on Qualified Immunity?
Texas Supreme Court Rejects Texas Attorney General’s Appeal, Preserving Law Enforcement Investigative Confidentiality in Important Public Information Act Case
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

October
Notices and Announcements
Restrictions on Structures in Dallas Park Upheld
Are Lost Profits for Obstruction of Access Lost in Texas Condemnation?
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

September
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

August
Notices and Announcements
Supreme Court Preview for States and Local Governments 2018
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

July
Notices and Announcements
Supreme Court Review for Local Governments 2017
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities

June
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent State Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions and Ethics Advisory Opinions of Interest to Cities

May
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

April
Notices and Announcements 
State Bar President’s Opinion: Fitted for the Wind
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

March
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General and Texas Ethics Commission Opinions of Interest to Cities

February
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

January
Notices and Announcements
Advice for a New City Attorney
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

2016

December
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

November
Notices and Announcements
State and Local Governments: What Does a Trump Presidency Mean for the Supreme Court?
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

October
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

September
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

August
Notices and Announcements
Jurisdictional Issues Determined in Administrative Stage of Texas Condemnations
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

July
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Files
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

June
Notices and Announcements
Department of Labor Finally Announces New Exempt Salary Minimum Rule
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

May
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

April
Notices and Announcements
SCOTUS Rules States and Local Governments May Continue to Redistrict Based on Total Population
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

March
Notices and Announcements
Fifth Circuit Holds that Texas Government Code Chapter 614 Complaint Procedures Don’t Create a Constitutional Property Interest in Employment
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

February
Notices and Announcements
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

January
Notices and Announcements
Your City Has to Fix Sign Codes After Reed – But It’s Manageable
TCAA/TML Legal Defense Program: Amicus Briefs and Comments Filed
Recent Texas Cases of Interest to Cities
Recent Texas Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Cities

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