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Texans Give AG Power To Hear Of Challenges To Constitution

Law360, Dallas (November 8, 2017, 9:39 PM EST) -- Texas voters on Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment requiring courts to notify the attorney general’s office of challenges to the constitutionality of state statutes, giving teeth to a law that itself had been held unconstitutional by a state appellate court.

About 64 percent of voters favored Proposition 4, a ballot measure designed to validate and hold effective Texas Government Code Section 402.010 after a 2014 ruling from the Court of Criminal Appeals, Ex Parte Lo, found the statute unconstitutional.

The notice statute, enacted in 2011 and amended...
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