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Conservative Blogger Defeats Fees But Not Ethics Fine Suit

Law360 (May 17, 2018, 5:17 PM EDT) -- A Texas appellate court on Thursday held that a conservative activist and blogger who was fighting a $10,000 fine from the Texas Ethics Commission for failing to register as a lobbyist cannot use a state free speech law to dismiss his own administrative appeal of the fine.

A panel of judges from Texas' Third Court of Appeals noted that the question was one of first impression, but rejected Michael Quinn Sullivan's attempt to use the Texas Citizens' Participation Act to ditch the suit seeking to enforce...
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