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Speak Out Against Discriminatory Bills

ADL is concerned about dozens of bills still pending in the Texas legislature that could end up discriminating against citizens in the name of religious freedom.   We urge you to let House Speaker Joe Straus know you don’t support discrimination and you feel confident he doesn’t support it, either. You can send him your thoughts at: See a sample

Hundreds Applaud Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro at ADL’s 2015 Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award Luncheon

Nearly 600  members of Houston’s legal community and their guests helped the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) give the Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award to Melanie Gray of Winston & Strawn, LLP and Mark Wawro of Susman Godfrey L.L.P. April 22. Attorney John McArthur heaped praise on Wawro and Gray, both of whom he’s known for thirty-plus years.   He spoke glowingly about

Houston Law Firms Participate in ADL’s Summer Associate Research Project

Nine Houston law firms will be participating in the Southwest Region’s Summer Associate Research Project (SARP) which involves the firms’ summer associates researching cases and topics for ADL. Every year, ADL provides participating law firms with the topics to be considered, and the firms select what they will have their summer associates research.  The associates then prepare a written memorandum

ADL Asks Clergy to Support Religious Freedom

ADL Southwest Regional Director Martin B. Cominsky has sent an e-mail  to area clergy, asking them to support Texas Believes, an effort to convince legislators to reject bills that would limit full religious freedom for all Texans.   Below is a copy of that e-mail, with a link to Texas Believes. Dear Friends, Since its inception, ADL has been committed to

Consular Representatives Speak to ADL Board

Consular Representatives Speak to ADL Board Representatives from the consulates of France and Denmark, countries that have experienced recent violent anti-Semitic crimes, spoke at ADL’s February board meeting, reassuring board members that their countries abhor anti-Semitism and will use the full measure of their abilities and laws to fight it. Board members first saw stirring video statements from both countries’