//Houston Law & Politics

Does Texas Have a Good Samaritan Law?

Good Samaritan laws exist in Texas, and they allow individuals to provide aid to people injured in a motor vehicle accident without fear of liability in many circumstances. The laws are meant to protect well-meaning bystanders who decide to provide emergency medical assistance. They bar liability for negligence in good-faith efforts to render emergency aid. [...]

My Experience with Justice Scalia and the Supreme Court

Antonin Scalia 1936 - 2016 With the sudden news on the passing of Justice Scalia, I think back to my brief interaction with him and the other justices on the Supreme Court on February 23, 2000.  I was appearing before the court as Harris County Attorney on behalf of the county and the Sheriff's Department [...]

Harris County Civil Court at Law Number 1

Judge Leuchtag Facing Republican and Democrat Opponents When the very popular Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield was selected by Governor Abbot to serve in the 165th District Court of Harris County, that left a vacancy in her then current position as judge of Harris County Civil Court at Law Number 1 - a position she had been [...]

Harris County Attorney Race

Two Republican Challengers seek to unseat Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan Vince Ryan was elected as Harris County Attorney in 2008.  In 2012 he faced a republican challenger but survived re-election as did most democrat officeholders in Harris County.  This year, two republican candidates are facing off in the primary for the chance to face [...]