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David Coale Answers Questions about Texas’ S.B. 8 on NPR 1 A over Texas S.B. 8

On National Public Radio’s flagship podcast, as well as a leading online publication covering Texas, LPHS appellate partner David Coale discusses the lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice over Texas’ Heartbeat law and answers questions about the legalities of the issue.    Listen to David’s interview on NPR’s 1A WAMU.   Read David’s insight on the matter in the Texas […]

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Texas Lawbook Quotes LPHS’ David Coale on Energy Wage and Hour Dispute

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently ruled energy companies who pay workers by the day must include overtime pay as they are not exempt, salaried employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act. LPHS appellate partner David Coale says the ruling “follows the old adage that “politics makes strange bedfellows.”   “Apparently ‘textualism’ does too,” Coale said. […]

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David Coale Appears on KXAS NBC Dallas Lone Star Politics

With the ongoing debate over wearing masks in Texas because of COVID-19, LPHS appellate and constitutional law attorney David Coale appeared on the KXAS NBC 5 political podcast Lone Star Politics to discuss the back and forth of all the legal issues involving the mask mandate bans.   Listen to David’s interview on the podcast. 

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David Coale on WOAI NBC 4 San Antonio Discussing Texas Governor’s Order on Masks

In May, Texas Governor Greg Abbot issued an executive order preventing cities, counties and schools from issuing their own mask mandates in response to COVID. LPHS constitutional law attorney David Coale explains how that order legally impacts leadership at the local level. “The way the statute is set up, the governor’s rules have priority. He’s the top of the pyramid […]

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Appellate Partner David Coale Provides Insight on KLIF-Radio into Texas Supreme Court Rulings on Facebook, Mass Shootings

The Texas Supreme Court closed its recent session with two opinions, finding that Academy Sports & Goods could not be found liable for supplying the weapon used in the 2017 Sutherland Springs shootings while ruling that Facebook could face liability when sex traffickers use the platform to prey on children. LPHS appellate partner David Coale responded to questions […]

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David Coale Discusses Recent Supreme Court Rulings on Obamacare, Religious Rights

The U.S. Supreme Court tackled two high-profile cases involving Obamacare and a Philadelphia-based Catholic organization that did not allow same-sex couples from becoming foster parents. In a unanimous vote, the court ruled in favor of the Catholic organization. In the challenge over Obamacare, the justices ruled 7-2 to dismiss the challenge to the law. In […]

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