Court refuses to order Houston to host Texas GOP gathering

Court refuses to order Houston to host Texas GOP gathering

NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press
Created: July 13, 2020 11:59 AM

HOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Supreme Court has upheld Houston’s refusal to allow the state Republican convention to hold in-person events in the city due to the coronavirus pandemic. The court on Monday dismissed an appeal of a state district judge’s denial of a temporary restraining order sought by the state Republican Party.

The state GOP convention was scheduled to begin Thursday at Houston’s downtown convention center.

Houston’s Democratic mayor, Sylvester Turner, said last week that he had directed city lawyers to terminate the contract because he believed the event could not be held safely. He denied his decision was politically motivated.

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