Michael Bernard http://tpr.org en City Attorney Bernard Leaving Post For Private Sector http://tpr.org/post/city-attorney-bernard-leaving-post-private-sector <p>San Antonio City Attorney Michael Bernard has been tapped to join the&nbsp;Bracewell&nbsp;&amp; Giuliani LLP, an international legal team that has an office in San Antonio.</p><p>Bernard has served as the city&#39;s chief legal advisor since 2005 and before that he was first assistant district attorney for Bexar County. The move signals a shift back into the private sector for Bernard after having served in a public capacity for many years.</p><p>Tullos Wells, a senior partner at the law firm, said he was the perfect fit for the position.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:37:26 +0000 Ryan Loyd 19571 at http://tpr.org City Attorney Bernard Leaving Post For Private Sector Updated: Federal Judge Lifts City's Ban Against Cuellar http://tpr.org/post/updated-federal-judge-lifts-citys-ban-against-cuellar <p><em>* This is an update on an episode of "The Source" that aired in early January, <a href="http://tpr.org/post/banned-city-hall">Banned From City Hall</a>. In order to provide some background on this latest development we are airing the original episode for the March 27 edition of "The Source."</em></p><p><strong>(Update: March 27, 2:16 p.m.)</strong> The City of San Antonio lost in federal court today in its effort to permanently ban a former city employee from going to City Hall and attending city council meetings.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:22:37 +0000 David Martin Davies 8626 at http://tpr.org Updated: Federal Judge Lifts City's Ban Against Cuellar Texas Civil Rights Project Taking Banning Case http://tpr.org/post/texas-civil-rights-project-taking-banning-case <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City of San Antonio’s banning of two residents from city hall and the city council chambers are going to be challenged in court.</span></p><p>The Texas Civil Rights Project has decided to take the case of Michael Cuellar, who was banned from City Hall and city council meetings by SAPD and <a href="http://www.sanantonio.gov/atty/Michael.aspx" target="_blank">City Attorney Michael Bernard</a>.</p><p>Cuellar and John Foddrill, who was also banned from city buildings, are at the center of a debate about first amendment rights to petition the government.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:37:25 +0000 David Martin Davies 4861 at http://tpr.org Texas Civil Rights Project Taking Banning Case Banned From City Hall: The City Responds And The ACLU Reacts http://tpr.org/post/banned-city-hall-city-responds-and-aclu-reacts <p></p><p>A follow-up on last week’s program about being banned from city hall. First an extended interview with City Attorney Michael Bernard and then the ACLU sounds off on the right to petition the government. Finally, Evita Mendiola, the spokesperson for Haven for Hope talks about how the cold weather affects the homeless in San Antonio.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:25:36 +0000 David Martin Davies 4850 at http://tpr.org Banned From City Hall: The City Responds And The ACLU Reacts City Attorney Michael Bernard Defends Practice Of City Hall Bans http://tpr.org/post/city-attorney-michael-bernard-defends-practice-city-hall-bans <p>San Antonio <a href="http://www.sanantonio.gov/atty/default.aspx" target="_blank">City Attorney Michael Bernard</a> is standing by the ban he’s placed on John Foddrill and Michael Cuellar. The two are not allowed to go to City Hall or attend city council meetings.&nbsp;</p><p>Foddrill and Cuellar are two former San Antonio city employees who were both fired from their posts; both men claim they have found evidence of waste in the city government.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:53:50 +0000 David Martin Davies 4618 at http://tpr.org City Attorney Michael Bernard Defends Practice Of City Hall Bans