The Texas Open Meetings Act: In Need of Modification or All Systems Go?
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Outlines the background of TOMA and explains the current state of the law in Texas. This article also examines Ranga v. Brown—where challengers claimed TOMA was unconstitutionally vague, overbroad, and violated the First Amendment. It samples various open meetings acts from California, Illinois, Kansas, and Utah. Finally, it provides possible revisions for the TOMA, and it requests that those revisions include specific violation examples. The author urges that modifying TOMA would prevent future violations and unfettered prosecutor discretion.