Three lawyers seeking to eliminate the mandatory bar in Texas have made new filings arguing for a judge to decide the matter fast, claiming the facts are undisputed and the Constitution is on their side.
The plaintiffs, Tony McDonald, Joshua Hammer and Mark Pulliam, sued the State Bar of Texas’ officers and board members, claiming that forcing them to join the bar violates their First Amendment rights. The Texas Bar engages in political or ideological activities, like its diversity initiatives, a program to help lawyers volunteer to prevent deportation of undocumented immigrants, educational programming on LGBTQ issues, lobbying and legal aid initiatives. The defendants are bar president Joe Longley and dozens of co-defendants who are officers or bar board members.
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