It’s a New Day in State Bar of Texas Presidential Politics

The State Bar of Texas has suspended a gaggle of election guidelines that restricted the way that candidates could campaign for votes.

The move recognizes a growing trend for candidates to run for president-elect by gathering lawyers’ signatures on a petition—in addition to a bar subcommittee picking two candidates. State bar leaders are also acknowledging that the election guidelines were likely unconstitutional restrictions on free speech and campaign spending.

“It’s a pretty radical change, but it’s a reflection of the times that we live in right now,” said State Bar President Tom Vick Jr. “The idea is to level the playing field for everyone who wants to run and make it clear that all lawyers are entitled to do what they want to do and support the candidate they want to support.”


PDF: It s a New Day in State Bar of Texas Presidential Politics _ Texas Lawyer

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