is a breaking news and civil courts reporter at the Tribune, where she started as a fellow in 2017. She is the first to fill either role. A recent graduate of Yale University, Emma is the former managing editor of the Yale Daily News and a former intern at The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Hartford Courant.
The 17-year-old shooter who killed 10 people at Santa Fe High School last week used his father's guns. But his family would not be liable under Texas' safe storage law, since the law only applies to children under 17.
After a deadly school shooting in Santa Fe, Democrats called for swift action on guns. Gov. Greg Abbott said he'd convene roundtable discussions. And Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said schools have "too many entrances and too many exits."
Following a ruling last month that Texas was violating a law designed to ease the voter registration process, a federal judge ordered the state to submit a plan to fix it. Texas' response offered few specifics.
Whether Christi Craddick violated the law last year in pushing the Texas Railroad Commission's executive director out of her post is "not a question we can resolve," Attorney General Ken Paxton wrote in an opinion released Thursday.
Republican challenger Thomas McNutt lost to Byron Cook in 2016, and Matt Beebe couldn't topple Joe Straus in two attempts. They're running again this year, but with those two powerful incumbents out of the way.