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The Texas Senate on Wednesday voted 19-12 to pass a bill that gives attorneys a new defense in lawyer discipline cases.

The bill author said it would combat “cancel culture,” adding that he filed the measure out of concern over an American Bar Association model rule about anti-discrimination in the practice of law.

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Angela Morris

Angela Morris is ALM Media's Texas litigation reporter. She covers lawsuits in all levels of Texas state and federal courts. Based in Austin, Morris earned journalism and government degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006, and since then, has worked primarily as a reporter and writer, but also has skills in videography, photography and podcasts. Follow her on Twitter at @AMorrisReports.

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