Texas Politics

An appeals court in Texas ruled against Michael Quinn Sullivan, the CEO of conservative advocacy group Empower Texans, in a suit brought by the Texas Democratic Party relating to a 2019 meeting in which then-state House Speaker Dennis Bonnen allegedly offered Sullivan a “quid pro quo” offer in violation of the Texas Election Code. The court ruled Sullivan failed to establish that the Texas Citizens Participation Act applies to the party’s claims.

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Police Report

A former Fullerton, California, police sergeant charged with lying in a police report about an investigation into a DUI accident involving former Fullerton City Manager Joe Felz in 2016 was sentenced to pre-trial diversion in Orange County Superior Court. Prosecutors objected to the offer, saying law enforcement officers should be held accountable when they “abuse” their power and “engage in cover-ups.”

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