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Texas grandmother jailed in alleged political retaliation wins at Supreme Court

Posted on AllSides June 20th, 2024
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Courtesy Institute for Justice

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of a Texas ex-councilwoman who was thrown in jail in an act of political retaliation. 

Sylvia Gonzalez and her attorneys at the nonprofit Institute for Justice (IJ) sued Castle Hills Mayor JR Trevino and other officials, alleging they plotted to remove her from office as retaliation for criticizing the city manager, thereby violating her First Amendment rights. 

A Fifth Circuit court tossed her case, saying she didn't present required evidence to advance a "retaliatory-arrest" case that would show others had not been...

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