In a lawsuit originally filed by the Texas Democratic Party charging that the Houston-based Tea Party Group, The King Street Patriots made illegal political contributions in the 2010 elections a Travis County court has ruled that Texas laws against corporate expenditures apply to the so-called non-profit group. TPJ filed an Ethics Complaint against the group last October claiming they were using corporate money for electoral activities. That complaint is still pending.
Read the Houston Chronicle story on the ruling.
Read TPJ's October Ethics complaint.