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five Vinson & Elkins lawyers (L to R) Vinson & Elkins lawyers Thomas Leatherbury, Patrick “Pat” Mizell, Deborah “Carly” Milner, Morgan Kelley and Joshua Johnson. Courtesy photos.

The State Bar of Texas has tapped the heavy-hitting Texas Big Law firm Vinson & Elkins for representation in a case that claims the bar’s mandatory dues, used for alleged political and ideological purposes, are unconstitutional.

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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