On September 25, 1789, the First Congress of the United States therefore proposed to the state legislatures 12 amendments to the Constitution that met arguments most frequently advanced against it. The first two proposed amendments, which concerned the number of constituents for each Representative and the compensation of Congressmen, were not ratified. Articles 3 to 12, however, ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures, constitute the first 10 amendments of the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights.
To protect and ensure by rule of law those individuals rights guaranteed by the Texas and Federal Constitutions in criminal cases; resist the constant efforts which are being made to curtail these rights; to encourage cooperation between lawyers engaged in the furtherance of these objectives through educational programs and other assistance; and through this cooperation, education and assistance to promote justice and the common good.
Information updates to this web site occur approximately 15 minutes to 1 hour after the information is entered into the legislature’s internal computer system. The internal system is updated as soon as or shortly after legislative events occur.
The primary purpose of the Legislative Reference Library is to satisfy the research and reference demands of the Legislature, its committees and staff, and, where possible within that framework, to assist other state departments and agencies and the general public with legislative research.
Tarrant County is an urban county located in the north central part of Texas. Fort Worth serves as the county seat to a county population of approximately 1.4 million citizens. This is the County’s online Web Source.