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Pruett v. Harris County Bail Bond Bd., 05-20714

A decision finding that a Texas statute restricting solicitation of potential customers denied bail bondsmen their First Amendment rights is affirmed in part and reversed in part where all but one of the restrictions violated the bondsmen's right to commercial speech.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/28/2007
  • Published 08/29/2007

Judges

  • PATRICK E. HIGGINBOTHAM, Circuit Judge:, Before HIGGINBOTHAM, WIENER, and CLEMENT, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • David Allen Furlow (argued), Thompson & Knight, Stacy Lynn Kelly, MacIntyre & McCulloch, Houston, TX, for Pruett and Martin., Bruce S. Powers, Asst. Cty. Atty. (argued), George Andrew Nachtigall, Houston, TX, for Harris Cty. Bail Bond Bd. and Harris Cty.