Horns Up: Prison guards stand with inmates
The union representing Texas’ prison guards declared its support for lawsuits filed on behalf of convicts against the lack of air conditioning in state prisons, which has been linked to the deaths of at least 14 prisoners. Although only a fraction of the state’s correctional officers are union members, the endorsement lends a great deal of credit and legitimacy to the prisoners’ case.
Horns Up: City Council against Voter ID
We applaud the Austin City Council for announcing its unanimous opposition to Texas’ voter ID restrictions. The gesture itself does nothing to reverse the law’s passage, but it could lead to the city of Austin joining lawsuits against the measure.