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Commission-on-commission hearing: Sunset Advisory v. Judicial Conduct (TX)

Today’s Texas Sunset Advisory Commission meeting opened with public testimony on the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.  A March 2012 staff report issued by the Sunset Advisory Commission cited three main issues: The Texas Constitution Limits the Commission’s Options to Hear Major Cases in Open Proceedings. Inconsistencies Between Its Statute and Rules Create the Potential Keep Reading…

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Public testimony to address State Commission on Judicial Conduct (TX)

Recent Estate of Denial® postings reported on the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission’s dismal findings in its staff report on the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.  Here’s how the Austin American-Statesman described the Sunset Advisory Commission’s effort: Still in time for Sunshine Week, which celebrates open records laws, a new report reveals a Texas agency so Keep Reading…

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Happy Easter!

From our family to yours, have a blessed Easter weekend.

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Flashback: San Antonio probate courts exposed (TX)

A couple of 2006 media items on the San Antonio probate courts were recently called to our attention.  While these items are a few years old, the players mentioned are still in position.  One has to wonder if when the court opens tomorrow, business as usual will entail some unusual business. From an Oct. 31, Keep Reading…

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Dispute over Rajbansi will (RSA)

For the evil-America-has-cornered-the-market-on-greed-and-corruption crowd, here’s a little reminder that greed and corruption – including through probate disputes – abounds throughout the world.  Here’s a recent example from the Republic of South Africa: There is a dispute over which of veteran politician Amichand Rajbansi’s four wills is valid, according to a report on Sunday. Rajbansi’s family Keep Reading…

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