Pastor Can't Sue El Paso For Blocking Political Speech

Law360, New York (December 8, 2016, 9:37 PM EST) -- A Texas appeals court Wednesday wiped out a long-pending suit against the city of El Paso and its former mayor who was accused of stifling political speech after seeking to enjoin a recall petition brought by a pastor opposed to a policy allowing domestic partners of city employees to receive benefits.

In a decision reversing a trial court order, a panel for the Eighth Court of Appeals agreed with the city of El Paso and former Mayor John F. Cook that pastor Tom Brown and his affiliated entities lack standing to sue the city and Cook, in his professional capacity, for...

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