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Analysis: Splitting hairs in Texas, for politics and profit

The governor and other top Texas officials love promoting the rule of law, but they also love good politics. The civil disobedience of a Dallas beautician forced them to choose a favorite — and maybe hurry changes in pandemic policy.

Shelley Luther, the owner of the Dallas hair salon "Salon a la Mode," who was recently issued a citation after reopening her business in violation of local and state stay at home orders, speaks to a crowd of supporters at an "Open Texas" rally outside city hall in Frisco on April 25, 2020.

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