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U.S. Supreme Court wades into Texas political district fight
 When explosive population growth gave Texas four additional seats in Congress after the 2010 census, the GOP majority in the Legislature determined that three of those districts would be drawn to ensure the election of Republican candidates. The congressional district map Republicans produced, however, was met with numerous lawsuits and a...

Posted: 2 days ago

When explosive population growth gave Texas four additional seats in Congress after the 2010 census, the GOP majority in the Legislature determined that three of those districts would be drawn to ensure the election of Republican candidates. The congressional district map Republicans produced, however, was met with numerous lawsuits and a...
Texas case is 1 of 3 redistricting fights before high court
 In addition to the Texas redistricting case, the U.S. Supreme Court is weighing two other legal battles that could change the way political lines are drawn in all 50 states. The high court has already heard oral arguments this term over whether lawmakers in Wisconsin and Maryland created political districts that were improperly gerrymandered...

Posted: 2 days ago

In addition to the Texas redistricting case, the U.S. Supreme Court is weighing two other legal battles that could change the way political lines are drawn in all 50 states. The high court has already heard oral arguments this term over whether lawmakers in Wisconsin and Maryland created political districts that were improperly gerrymandered...
U.S. Supreme Court wades into Texas political district fight
 When explosive population growth gave Texas four additional seats in Congress after the 2010 census, the GOP majority in the Legislature determined that three of those districts would be drawn to ensure the election of Republican candidates. The congressional district map Republicans produced, however, was met with numerous lawsuits and a...

Posted: 2 days ago

When explosive population growth gave Texas four additional seats in Congress after the 2010 census, the GOP majority in the Legislature determined that three of those districts would be drawn to ensure the election of Republican candidates. The congressional district map Republicans produced, however, was met with numerous lawsuits and a...
Appeals court blocks Texas ‘revenge porn’ law
 Correction appended. A state appeals court has struck down a 2015 law that made it a crime to post “revenge porn” — intimate photos and videos from a previous or current relationship — on the internet without consent. The Tyler-based 12th Court of Appeals, in a ruling handed down Wednesday, said the law violated the...

Posted: 3 days ago

Correction appended. A state appeals court has struck down a 2015 law that made it a crime to post “revenge porn” — intimate photos and videos from a previous or current relationship — on the internet without consent. The Tyler-based 12th Court of Appeals, in a ruling handed down Wednesday, said the law violated the...
Appeal planned after court voids Texas ‘revenge porn’ law
 A state appeals court has struck down a 2015 law that made it a crime to post “revenge porn” — intimate photos and videos from a previous or current relationship — on the internet without consent. The Tyler-based 12th Court of Appeals, in a ruling handed down Wednesday, said the law violated the First Amendment by...

Posted: 4 days ago

A state appeals court has struck down a 2015 law that made it a crime to post “revenge porn” — intimate photos and videos from a previous or current relationship — on the internet without consent. The Tyler-based 12th Court of Appeals, in a ruling handed down Wednesday, said the law violated the First Amendment by...
Drawing on own his fight, Michael Morton joins Reed bid for DNA tests
 Death row inmate Rodney Reed’s quest for DNA testing, denied by prosecutors and the state’s highest criminal court, has gained the support of Michael Morton, who had to fight Williamson County’s top prosecutor for more than six years before getting the DNA test that proved his innocence after almost 25 years in prison. Seeing...

Posted: 10 days ago

Death row inmate Rodney Reed’s quest for DNA testing, denied by prosecutors and the state’s highest criminal court, has gained the support of Michael Morton, who had to fight Williamson County’s top prosecutor for more than six years before getting the DNA test that proved his innocence after almost 25 years in prison. Seeing...
Drawing on his own fight, Michael Morton joins Reed bid for DNA tests
 Death row inmate Rodney Reed’s quest for DNA testing, denied by prosecutors and the state’s highest criminal court, has gained the support of Michael Morton, who had to fight Williamson County’s top prosecutor for more than six years before getting the DNA test that proved his innocence after almost 25 years in prison. Seeing...

Posted: 10 days ago

Death row inmate Rodney Reed’s quest for DNA testing, denied by prosecutors and the state’s highest criminal court, has gained the support of Michael Morton, who had to fight Williamson County’s top prosecutor for more than six years before getting the DNA test that proved his innocence after almost 25 years in prison. Seeing...
Texas Supreme Court sharply splits on same-sex harassment case
 Locked in a bitter disagreement over how to judge claims of same-sex sexual harassment, a sharply divided Texas Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by a female San Antonio middle school coach who complained that another woman created a hostile work environment. In a 6-2 ruling, the majority said that Catherine Clark’s lawsuit...

Posted: 16 days ago

Locked in a bitter disagreement over how to judge claims of same-sex sexual harassment, a sharply divided Texas Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by a female San Antonio middle school coach who complained that another woman created a hostile work environment. In a 6-2 ruling, the majority said that Catherine Clark’s lawsuit...
Texas Supreme Court sharply splits on same-sex harassment case
 Locked in a bitter disagreement over how to judge claims of same-sex sexual harassment, a sharply divided Texas Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by a female San Antonio middle school coach who complained that another woman created a hostile work environment. In a 6-2 ruling, the majority said that Catherine Clark’s lawsuit...

Posted: 16 days ago

Locked in a bitter disagreement over how to judge claims of same-sex sexual harassment, a sharply divided Texas Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by a female San Antonio middle school coach who complained that another woman created a hostile work environment. In a 6-2 ruling, the majority said that Catherine Clark’s lawsuit...
Appeals court tosses out lawsuit over Texas Capitol hearing arrest
 A state appeals court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by a woman who was handcuffed and removed from a Texas House committee hearing last year for filming proceeding without state-issued media credentials. Amy Hedtke filed suit, arguing that the no-filming rule instituted by Rep. Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, violated the Texas Open Meetings Act...

Posted: 17 days ago

A state appeals court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by a woman who was handcuffed and removed from a Texas House committee hearing last year for filming proceeding without state-issued media credentials. Amy Hedtke filed suit, arguing that the no-filming rule instituted by Rep. Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, violated the Texas Open Meetings Act...
Democrat Andew White unveils plan to add 1 million jobs
 Seeking to play to his strengths, Andrew White brought his Democratic campaign for governor to Austin on Tuesday to unveil an economic development plan intended to create 1 million jobs in the next five years. The plan, which seeks to take advantage of a robust oil industry and emerging technology, offered White a chance to compare his experience...

Posted: 19 days ago

Seeking to play to his strengths, Andrew White brought his Democratic campaign for governor to Austin on Tuesday to unveil an economic development plan intended to create 1 million jobs in the next five years. The plan, which seeks to take advantage of a robust oil industry and emerging technology, offered White a chance to compare his experience...
Texas violating motor-voter law, U.S. judge rules
 A federal judge has sided with a civil rights group that accused Texas officials of violating U.S. law by failing to automatically register voters who go online to obtain or renew a driver’s license. The one-page order by U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia of San Antonio — who said a full opinion explaining his reasoning will...

Posted: 19 days ago

A federal judge has sided with a civil rights group that accused Texas officials of violating U.S. law by failing to automatically register voters who go online to obtain or renew a driver’s license. The one-page order by U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia of San Antonio — who said a full opinion explaining his reasoning will...
Texas is violating U.S. motor-voter law, federal judge rules
 A federal judge has sided with a civil rights group that accused Texas officials of violating U.S. law by failing to automatically register voters who go online to obtain or renew a driver’s license. The one-page order by U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia of San Antonio — who said a full opinion explaining his reasoning will...

Posted: 19 days ago

A federal judge has sided with a civil rights group that accused Texas officials of violating U.S. law by failing to automatically register voters who go online to obtain or renew a driver’s license. The one-page order by U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia of San Antonio — who said a full opinion explaining his reasoning will...
Democrat Andrew White unveils plan to create 1 million Texas jobs
 Seeking to play to his strengths, Andrew White brought his Democratic campaign for governor to Austin on Tuesday to unveil an economic development plan intended to create 1 million jobs in the next five years. The plan, which seeks to take advantage of a robust oil industry and emerging technology, offered White a chance to compare his experience...

Posted: 19 days ago

Seeking to play to his strengths, Andrew White brought his Democratic campaign for governor to Austin on Tuesday to unveil an economic development plan intended to create 1 million jobs in the next five years. The plan, which seeks to take advantage of a robust oil industry and emerging technology, offered White a chance to compare his experience...
Is court ruling in religious school’s favor a slippery slope?
 Texas judges have long avoided legal fights over religious doctrine and practice, reasoning that their secular authority should rarely extend into matters of worship. But the father of a boy expelled from the exclusive Episcopal School of Dallas believes a state appeals court got it wrong when it dismissed his lawsuit against the school,...

Posted: 25 days ago

Texas judges have long avoided legal fights over religious doctrine and practice, reasoning that their secular authority should rarely extend into matters of worship. But the father of a boy expelled from the exclusive Episcopal School of Dallas believes a state appeals court got it wrong when it dismissed his lawsuit against the school,...
In change, Innocence Project goes to bat for Texas prosecutor
 The Innocence Project, which has helped gain freedom for Michael Morton and about 200 others who were wrongly convicted, broke new ground Tuesday when it came to the defense of a Texas prosecutor who says he was fired for disobeying an illegal order to hide evidence from a defendant. Known more for fighting prosecutors, Innocence Project...

Posted: 26 days ago

The Innocence Project, which has helped gain freedom for Michael Morton and about 200 others who were wrongly convicted, broke new ground Tuesday when it came to the defense of a Texas prosecutor who says he was fired for disobeying an illegal order to hide evidence from a defendant. Known more for fighting prosecutors, Innocence Project...
Supreme Court rejects death row appeal in killing of Austin officer
 The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected, without comment, an appeal by Brandon Daniel, who was sentenced to die for the 2012 shooting death of an on-duty Austin police officer. Lawyers for the death row inmate argued that state District Judge Brenda Kennedy improperly communicated with jurors during Daniel’s 2014 trial,...

Posted: 27 days ago

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected, without comment, an appeal by Brandon Daniel, who was sentenced to die for the 2012 shooting death of an on-duty Austin police officer. Lawyers for the death row inmate argued that state District Judge Brenda Kennedy improperly communicated with jurors during Daniel’s 2014 trial,...
Trump lawyer seeks to defend Texas political maps at Supreme Court
 President Donald Trump’s top appellate lawyer has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow him to argue in defense of Texas political maps that were found to be discriminatory by a lower court. Solicitor General Noel Francisco asked to split time with Texas lawyers when the court hears oral argument in the case on April 24, saying Texas...

Posted: 27 days ago

President Donald Trump’s top appellate lawyer has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow him to argue in defense of Texas political maps that were found to be discriminatory by a lower court. Solicitor General Noel Francisco asked to split time with Texas lawyers when the court hears oral argument in the case on April 24, saying Texas...
U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal by Austin death row inmate
 The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected, without comment, an appeal by Brandon Daniel, who was sentenced to die for the 2012 shooting death of an on-duty Austin police officer. Lawyers for the death row inmate argued that state District Judge Brenda Kennedy improperly communicated with jurors during Daniel’s 2014 trial,...

Posted: 27 days ago

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected, without comment, an appeal by Brandon Daniel, who was sentenced to die for the 2012 shooting death of an on-duty Austin police officer. Lawyers for the death row inmate argued that state District Judge Brenda Kennedy improperly communicated with jurors during Daniel’s 2014 trial,...
Paxton asks feds to overturn Obama-era funding cut over abortion fight
 Banking on the Trump administration’s antipathy toward abortion, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday asked federal officials to reinstate family planning money that was cut off when Texas removed Planned Parenthood from a Medicaid-funded health program in 2012. The Obama administration stopped providing almost $30 million...

10:24 PM Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018

Banking on the Trump administration’s antipathy toward abortion, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday asked federal officials to reinstate family planning money that was cut off when Texas removed Planned Parenthood from a Medicaid-funded health program in 2012. The Obama administration stopped providing almost $30 million...
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