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Chad Ruback has a knack for taking complex legal issues and communicating them in a way anyone can understand. Perhaps that is why the news media regularly calls on Chad to explain developments in court cases. Chad has been interviewed on KDFW channel 4 (Dallas – Fort Worth Fox TV affiliate), KXAS channel 5 (Dallas – Fort Worth NBC TV affiliate), WFAA channel 8 (Dallas – Fort Worth ABC TV affiliate), KTVT channel 11 (Dallas – Fort Worth CBS TV affiliate), KTRK channel 13 (Houston ABC affiliate), KRIV channel 26 (Houston FOX affiliate), KDAF channel 33 (Dallas – Fort Worth CW TV affiliate), KXAN channel 36 (Austin NBC TV affiliate), Spectrum News 1, KERA 90.1 FM, KLIF 570 AM, WBAP 820 AM, KRLD 1080 AM, and KFXR 1190 AM.

Chad has been quoted in news stories in the Amarillo Globe-News, the Austin Business Journal, the Beaumont Enterprise, Bloomberg BNA, the Cleburne Times-Review, the Corsicana Daily Sun, Courthouse News Service, D Magazine, the Dallas Business Journal, the Dallas Observer, the Denton Record-Chronicle, the Eagle Pass Business Journal, the El Paso Herald-Post, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Herald Democrat (Sherman-Denison), the Houston Business Journal, the Houston Chronicle, the Killeen Daily Herald, the Laredo Morning Times, Law 360, the Longview News-Journal, the Midland Reporter-Telegram, the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, Newsweek, the San Antonio Business Journal, the San Antonio Express-News, the Temple Daily Telegram, the Texarkana Gazette, Texas Lawyer, the Texas Tribune, The Courier of Montgomery County (Conroe), The Dallas Morning News, The Daily Sentinel (Nacogdoches), The Eagle (Bryan-College Station), The Galveston County Daily News, The Huntsville Item, The Lufkin Daily News, The Paris (Texas) News, The Texas Lawbook, The Washington Post, the Tyler Morning Telegraph, U.S. News & World Report, the Valley Morning Star (Harlingen), the Victoria Advocate, the Voice of America, and the Waco Tribune-Herald.

More importantly, Chad’s ability to explain difficult concepts is invaluable in persuading court of appeals and supreme court justices of the merits of his clients’ appellate arguments.

Videos – Television News Interviews

Fox on Voting Rights

Fox on Voting Rights

Chad discusses voting rights in Texas on Fox 4

NBC on Mask Mandates

NBC on Mask Mandates

Chad discusses mask mandates in Texas

NBC on Census Law

A homeowners association in Austin appeared to be violating federal Census law. The homeowners association changed its policy shortly after KXAN began asking questions.

“Defunding” the Police

Gov. Greg Abbott announced that he will push for legislation that would freeze property tax revenues for cities that cut police budgets. A KXAN reporter asked Chad Ruback whether the proposed law would be constitutional.

National Emergencies Act

Invoking the National Emergencies Act, President Trump issued an order which will ban all transactions between U.S. citizens and TikTok on national security grounds. Chad Ruback discusses whether the president truly has the right to do this.

CBS on Confederate Monument

Chad Ruback discusses a case in which the Dallas Court of Appeals issued a “writ of injunction” prohibiting the City of Dallas from removing a 65-foot-tall Confederate Monument.

CBS on Suing the Police

Civil appellate lawyer Chad Ruback discusses the intersection of civil and criminal law in the context of a raid on a Dallas-area CBD business.

FOX on Public Records

Dallas appellate lawyer Chad Ruback discusses constitutional issues related to the Dallas Police Department’s new requirement that people show IDs before being allowed to view public records.

FOX on Abortion Restrictions

Chad commented live on FOX 4 regarding how Justice Scalia’s death will impact appellate review of abortion restrictions and affirmative action programs.

NBC on Affirmative Action

Chad Ruback, Appellate Lawyer, was interviewed live on NBC 5 news regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of the UT affirmative action appeal.

NBC on Immigration Reform

President Obama signed an executive order impacting the status of more than 1/3 of all undocumented immigrants currently in the country. Chad Ruback, Appellate Lawyer, addresses whether that order will pass muster with the U.S. Supreme Court.

AT&T Merger with Time Warner

Federal Judge Gives Green Light to AT&T Merger with Time Warner


Can the president grant himself a pardon?

Dallas appellate lawyer Chad Ruback discusses whether Article II of the U.S. Constitution allows the president to grant himself a pardon.

CW on Checks and Balances

Checks and Balances Among the President, the Judiciary, and Congress

Dallas appellate attorney discusses the checks and balances among the president, the judiciary, and Congress

CW on Exxxotica Lawsuit Against City of Dallas

CW33 Coverage of Exxxotica Lawsuit Against City of Dallas

Appellate lawyer Chad Ruback comments on the latest development in Exxxotica’s federal lawsuit against the City of Dallas

Fox on When is a private tweet not private?

When is a private tweet not private?

Can a Homeland Security agent lawfully require someone to show private tweets or Facebook posts as a condition of entering the country? As I told a FOX news reporter, the answer is not yet clear.

Fox on Fifth Circuit Court on Voter ID Law

Impact of Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision on Texas voter ID law

On FOX 4 news, Chad Ruback appellate attorney discusses the impact of a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision on Texas voters in the November 2016 election

CW what’s next in Enrique Arochi case

Chad Ruback discusses what’s next in Enrique Arochi case

Dallas appellate attorney Chad Ruback on CW33 news discusses what’s next in Collin County, Texas Enrique Arochi case

Fox on injunction in transgender bathroom

Live on FOX news discussing injunction in transgender bathroom case

Dallas appellate lawyer Chad Ruback was live on FOX4 discussing the potential appeal of a federal judge’s order barring the Obama administration from implementing its transgender bathroom policy.

CW Injunction on Transgender Bathroom Policy

Federal Judge Issues Injunction on Obama Administration’s Transgenderal Bathroom Policy

The Obama administration directed that public school students be allowed to use the bathroom matching their gender identity. Yesterday, a federal judge issued an injunction preventing the federal government from enforcing this directive. An appeal is sure to follow. I discussed this matter on the news this evening.

CBS DPC Insists Activists not Schedule Protests

Dallas Police Chief insists that community activist not schedule any protests downtown

Constitutional attorney Chad Ruback was on CBS news regarding Dallas police chief insisting that a community activist not schedule any protests downtown.

CBS on lawsuit against governmental entities

Chad Ruback interviewed by CBS reporter regarding lawsuit against governmental entities

Dallas appellate lawyer Chad Ruback was on CBS news addressing a lawsuit filed by the father of Ahmed Mohamed (the student who brought a homemade clock to school).

CW on Zoning Dispute

Dallas appellate lawyer Chad Ruback was interviewed in the KDAF control room. He discussed a lawsuit in which the City of Dallas and a Ross Avenue auto mechanic will be fighting over some interesting constitutional issues.

FOX on Abortion Decision

Live on FOX 4 news, Chad discussed the U.S. Supreme Court having found Texas abortion restrictions unconstitutional.

CBS on Housing Discrimination

Chad’s legal commentary about housing discrimination was featured on CBS channel 11’s 6 o’clock news.

CW on Transgender Bathrooms

The Fort Worth ISD has instituted new policies regarding transgender students. Dallas appellate lawyer Chad Ruback was on CW33 news discussing the legal implications.

FOX on Same Sex Marriage

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an opinion interpreting the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion on same-sex marriages. Dallas appellate lawyer Chad Ruback comments on the AG’s interpretation.

FOX on Open Carry of Guns

FOX 4 interviewed Dallas appellate lawyer Chad Ruback regarding an ambiguous statute regarding open carry of guns in courthouses.

NBC on Confederate Flags

Dallas appellate lawyer Chad Ruback was interviewed in NBC 5 studio regarding a recent U.S. Supreme Court case.

NBC on Super Bowl Trial

An NBC reporter interviewed Chad about what might happen next after the jury verdict in a two-week-long federal trial.

NBC on Federal Lawsuit Against NFL

Outside the federal courthouse, an NBC reporter asked Chad about how long an appeal might last.

FOX on Birth Control

Chad was interviewed live in the KDFW FOX 4 television studio regarding a U.S. Supreme Court decision addressing the constitutionality of an Obamacare requirement that health insurance must pay for birth control.

CBS on Sexting

KTVT CBS 11 reporter interviews Dallas appeals attorney Chad Ruback a regarding a recent appellate opinion. Chad blogs about Texas post-trial issues at https://news.appeal.pro.

CW on Sovereign Nation Claim

As an appellate lawyer, Chad must often answer difficult questions. On KDAF Channel 33 news, though, he got to answer an easy one. He was asked whether an individual could form his own country in North Dallas. Um, no.

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Chad on NBC 5
FOX on Sovereign Immunity
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