Political Intimidation

The 2010 Citizens United decision by the U.S. Supreme Court changed the law of the land to allow non-profit advocacy organizations to participate in “political speech.” These advocacy groups are called 501(c) (4) corporations under IRS rules and exist to advocate on behalf of groups of people. Since 2012 a scandal involving the IRS has…


MEDIA RELEASE: Texas Right To Life and Texas Home School Coalition Intervene In Federal Lawsuit: Say Texas Ethics Commission threatening freedoms of association, speech

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2014 CONTACT: George B. Murr 713-966-6141 Texas Right To Life & Texas Home School Coalition Intervene in Federal Lawsuit Ethics Commission Threatening First Amendment Rights March 27, 2014 — Two of Texas’ largest grassroots organization filed to intervene in a federal lawsuit that could have precedent setting implications for the…


Prosecute the Guilty, Don’t Regulate the Innocent

For the last six or eight years I have been telling legislators who have approached me about the diploma mills, including those online that purport to be “home schools,” that the solution is not to pass legislation to limit private schools (including home schools). In fact, I’ve told such legislators that I don’t know how…


Eternal Vigilance

I just returned the last week of September from an annual conference that several THSC staff members and I attend with the National Alliance of Christian Home Education Leadership. This conference is conducted by an organization made up of state home school leaders and is, essentially, an association of state home school organizations. We get…


The Socialization Question

This week I spent some time in a courtroom testifying as an expert witness on home schooling. Unfortunately, such an occurrence is becoming more common as parents divorce and consequently disagree on what the future education of their child should be. While home schooling is clearly legal in Texas, when parents disagree and they are…


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