Happy New Year! 2017 in Review

2017 is gone and new year upon us! Texas has had some ups and downs in it’s relationship with Washington (less ups and more downs), and I thought we might take a few moments to look at some of the highlights from this past year.

Texas Regains Land Stolen by Washington on the Red River

After years of fighting the federal government over its seizure of private lands under the jurisdiction of Texas (read about it here: 1, 2, 3, 4), the case was finally settled when Washington announced that it would no longer continue its lawsuit. Sure, evidence and precedent were both on the side of Texas, but that doesn’t necessarily matter to Washington. It’s outrageous that such things are decided by the executive losing interest in violating Texas’ sovereignty rather than Washington respecting its constitutional and treaty obligations, but a win is a win.

Federal Court Overrules Texas Abortion Limitations

In late November, U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel issued an injunction against Texas Senate Bill 8 that banned the procedure known somewhat euphemistically as “dismemberment abortion,” where a second trimester unborn baby is torn apart while still alive. Despite the injustice of such …

Read more at the Texian Partisan
(The opinions in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Southern Nation News or SN.O.)

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