The Texas Supreme Court in a 7-1 decision delivered Monday rejected the state Republican Party’s appeal to force an in-person convention in Houston after city officials cancelled the event due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The Party argues it has constitutional rights to hold a convention and engage in electoral activities, and that is unquestionably true. But those rights do not allow it to simply commandeer use of the Center. Houston First’s only duty to allow the Party use of the Center for its Convention is under the terms of the parties’ Agreement, not a constitution,” the court said in the opinion.
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