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Gay couples from left, Cleopatra De Leon and Nicole Dimetman, and Mark Phariss and Victor Holmes, give a news conference in San Antonio on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 after U.S. Federal Judge Orlando Garcia declared a same-sex marriage ban in deeply conservative Texas unconstitutional.
Attorneys for three condemned killers who filed suit last summer successfully challenging the hot conditions on Louisiana's death row are asking a federal judge to order the state to pay the lawyers more than three-quarters of a million dollars in fees and costs.
The recent ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals does not hold the state of Texas responsible for the fate of whooping cranes in the San Antonio Bay system.
A school desegregation case that St. Martin Parish officials thought had been closed in 1974 is coming back to life in federal court after years of dormancy.
Court watchers will remember that it was just recently that the Court took up the issue, in the case of Fisher v.
Mike Simpson, senior partner of the Wise County law firm Simpson, Boyd and Powers, announced Wednesday that the firm name has changed to add the name of new partner Allen Williamson.
A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has handed a victory to the Sons of Confederate Veterans by ruling that Texas can't refuse to issue the group a specialty license plate with the Confederate battle flag on it.
Juhan Brown has lost an appeal on his conviction for selling crack in a school zone on Mansfield's near south side Court affirms sentence for selling crack in school zone Juhan Brown has lost an appeal on his conviction for selling crack in a school zone on Mansfield's near south side Check out this story on mansfieldnewsjournal.com: ... (more)
Almost lost among the news last week about the war in the Middle East and a war of another kind in Washington between Republicans and President Obama was a bit of good news: A federal appeals court, acting on a case remanded by the Supreme Court, upheld the University of Texas' modest affirmative action program.
In response to Buehler's federal lawsuit, Oborski and several other officers claimed they did not realize he had a right to record them.
In a ruling last week, a divided panel of the Fifth Circuit rejected a constitutional challenge to the University of Texas's use of racial classifications in its admissions process.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ' recent ruling upholding the University of Texas ' admissions rule was a small victory for minority students - but the battle is far from over.
Molly Redden at Mother Jones reports that a draconian year-old law enacted specifically to shut down as many Texas abortion clinics as possible is having the desired effect.
Updated: Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:51 am
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