Texas Bar President Won't Resign After Racist Posts

Law360 (July 27, 2020, 11:08 PM EDT) -- State Bar of Texas President Larry McDougal reiterated Monday that he will not resign, despite calls to do so by the organization's board and Lone Star State attorneys who say his past racist and sexist social media comments dating back to 2012 make him unfit for the position.

McDougal told board members during an eight-hour meeting called in response to demands he resign that he is working on a diversity and inclusion action plan to present at their September meeting. The board acknowledged it had no authority to remove McDougal from the presidency and could only encourage him to resign. Ultimately,...

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