Texas House Speaker Won’t Face Charges in Tape Scandal

A district attorney declined Thursday to criminally charge the speaker of the Texas House over a secret recording that revealed he offered a conservative activist press credentials in exchange for attacks on fellow Republican lawmakers he deemed too moderate.

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Judge Orders Release of Attorney Communications in LA Utility Spat

A California judge ordered Los Angeles on Monday to produce attorney communications regarding a multimillion-dollar class action settlement over utility overcharges, to help determine whether the lawyer who represented the lead plaintiff also coordinated with the city and may have engaged in fraud.

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