On May 13, the State Bar of Texas laid out almost six decades of U.S Supreme Court precedent establishing the constitutionality of its structure in response to a lawsuit filed against the bar. The State Bar’s filings explain that the bar — as an arm of the government — has a statutory obligation to regulate the legal profession and improve the quality of legal services in Texas.

You can read the State Bar’s cross-motion for summary judgment here. Go to texasbar.com/mcdonaldvlongley to read other filings in the case.