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Tue Aug 17, 2021, 08:54 PM

5. zero surprise

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Ignoring the partisan makeup of the Texas Supreme Court, the Texas Constitution uses basically the same language as the US Constitution for compelling absent members.

US Constitution Article 1, Section 3, Clause 1
Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business; but a smaller Number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House may provide.


Texas State Constitution Article 3, Section 10
Two-thirds of each House shall constitute a quorum to do business, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and compel the attendance of absent members, in such manner and under such penalties as each House may provide.


Congress has used this power in the past as have other states(Oregon is the most recent one I can think of besides Texas).

That being said, just stay out of the state. Texas police have no jurisdiction outside of Texas.

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