Texas Supreme Court Rules Runaway Democrats Can Be Arrested

The Texas Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Democrats who left the Capitol to deny the legislature the quorum needed for an elections bill can be arrested. The court also ruled that lower courts rescind temporary restraining orders that blocked the arrests of Texas House Democrats. The order is significant because it indicates that it is constitutional in Texas to require members of the legislature to return to the state Capitol, which can include compelling members by arrest, The Texas Tribune reported

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