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Texas Supreme Court bars sentimental value suits from dog owners

The Texas Supreme Court ruled on Friday that bereaved dog owners cannot file lawsuits calling for their pets’ sentimental value. The Dallas Morning News reported on Friday that, per the ruling, dog owners can only be legally compensated for the market cost of their pets. “Under Texas common law, the…

Abusive Texas judge claims child abuse victims are ‘fantasizers’

An Aransas County judge, who was caught on tape brutally beating his daughter, has been suspended by the Texas Supreme Court. Judge William Adams (R) agreed to a suspension without pay while the State Commission on Judicial Conduct investigates the allegations against him, according to The Associated Press. The clerk…

You’re free to physically assault young women if Jesus told you to in Texas

From PZ, a story that’s horrifying both on its own and for its implications for the rights of all people, but especially women, whose bodies that the churches claim spiritual ownership over in the name of god. A bit of background: A number of fundamentalist churches believe that sin is…

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