By Michelle Casady (December 19, 2018, 3:55 PM EST) -- Texas courts stayed busy in 2018, issuing rulings that sent two legislators to prison, paved the way for big-box retailers to begin selling liquor in the state and sided with Attorney General Ken Paxton in fights over the constitutionality of plastic bag bans and paid sick leave ordinances.
And in one of the most anticipated rulings of the year, the Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that special prosecutors behind a felony securities fraud case against Paxton can't be paid $300 an hour for their work — a rate approved by the original trial judge — because of a local cap on...
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