An ongoing dispute about the Texas Open Meetings Act and its legal consequences is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The group contesting the law contends that it’s outdated in the modern age of social media and emails and that officials can easily break the law inadvertently. But Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office defended the statute, stressing his office’s commitment to transparency in government. The case has been around since 2009, and the law was recently upheld by a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The group is sidestepping an appeal to the entire circuit court and electing to take the case directly to the Supreme Court.