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2 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Fifth Circuit rules that water doesn't have to call election

In the latest round of legal wrangling involving the Tarrant Regional Water District, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the raw water provider isn't required to hold a board election this year.

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6 hrs ago | FindLaw

Supreme Court Vacates Child Porn Victim's $3.4M Award

The U.S. Supreme Court has knocked down a multimillion-dollar restitution award to a child pornography victim, stating there needs to be more of a connection between the dollar amount and responsibility for the damage.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

KSAT-TV San Antonio

Report highlights prisoners dying from human rights abuses in Texas prisons

The University of Texas School of Law Human Rights Clinic has claimed in a new report that the Texas Department of Criminal Justice allegedly continues to violate human rights of inmates in its facilities.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Biodiesel swindler Gunselman seeks new sentencing review

Convicted biofuels swindler Jeffrey David Gunselman has asked a federal appeals court to send his case back to trial court for a lesser sentence.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, Environmental Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Best of New Orleans

Sodomy statute affirmed

After narrow passage in a House committee earlier this month, House Bill 12 - which aimed to remove language in Louisiana's crimes against nature statute criminalizing consensual oral and anal sex - died on the floor of the Louisiana House by a vote of 27-66.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, New Orleans, LA

Business Insurance

Dismissal of lawsuit by teacher fired for inappropriate sexual comments upheld

A federal appeals court has upheld dismissal of retaliation and discrimination claims filed by a terminated college teacher who had continual conflicts with both colleagues and students, including allegedly secretly photographing the assistant basketball coach as he worked out and commenting on a student's virginity.

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Related Topix: Weatherford, TX, US News, Parker County, TX, Law, Employment / Labor Law

El Paso Times

Appeals court dismisses complaint against El Paso federal judge

A federal appeals court judge has dismissed a complaint filed by a Dallas-are civil case lawyer against a federal judge in El Paso.

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Related Topix: El Paso, TX, US News, Hearne, TX

Media Matters for America

What Mississippi Says About The Right-Wing Media's Anti-Choice Arguments

A Mississippi bill that will severely limit access to reproductive health is being promoted by conservative lawmakers using misleading arguments that mirror those pushed by right-wing media outlets.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US News, Women's Health, Health, Texas, Liberal Political News

NOLA.com

Justice Department asks appellate court to reinstate its lawsuit against Bollinger Shipyards

The Justice Department wants the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to reactivate its lawsuit alleging that Bollinger Shipyards misrepresented the strength of eight Coast Guard patrol boats the Lockport shipyard lengthened from 110 feet to 123 feet.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Law Professor Blogs Network

First Same Sex Divorce In Bexar County

A lesbian couple filed Bexar County's first divorce some time in February. Allison Leona Flood Lesh and Kristi Lyn Lesh were married in 2010 in Washington and have a child.

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Best of New Orleans

Dissing the Constitution

The next time you hear a Louisiana legislator praise or cite the U.S. Constitution, keep in mind recent and ongoing antics in Baton Rouge.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Louisiana Government, Baton Rouge, LA, US News, US Supreme Court

Thu Apr 17, 2014

MyHighPlains.com

Abortion Doctors Sue Hospital Over Revoked Privileges

In a lawsuit filed Thursday, two Texas abortion doctors allege a Dallas-area hospital revoked their admitting privileges shortly after it became the target of anti-abortion protesters.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Abortion doctors sue to recover admitting rights

A Texas law approved last summer contains a series of rules, including one that required doctors to have hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles of where they perform abortions.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

News Journal

School zone dealer loses appeal

A 40-year-old man convicted in early 2013 of trafficking in heroin within a school zone in Shelby has lost a bid to have his conviction overturned.

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Examiner.com

Texas among 5 states with pending same-sex marriage appeals

The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and ruled that supporters of California's ban on gay marriage, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, Rick Perry, US Governors

Dallas Morning News

Federal judge refuses to grant restraining order to keep El Paso abortion clinic open

A federal judge refused to grant a temporary restraining order against a portion of the state's new abortion law Wednesday that would allow an El Paso abortion clinic to remain open.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US News

KWTX

Texas Man Who Killed 2 Women, Child Faces Execution Wednesday

An appeal was pending Wednesday before the U.S. Supreme Court for Texas death row inmate Jose Villegas, 38, who was convicted of killing his estranged girlfriend, her 3-year-old son, and her mother 13 years ago in Corpus Christi.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, US News, US Supreme Court, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Dallas Morning News

Condemned killer of off-duty Dallas police officer gets go-ahead for appeal

A federal appeals court is allowing the convicted killer of an off-duty Dallas police officer to move forward with an appeal that contends his trial attorneys failed to provide evidence of a troubled childhood that could have swayed jurors from sending him to death row.

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Best of New Orleans

Louisiana House kills anti-sodomy bill

Following its narrow passage in committee last week , House Bill 12 - which aims to remove language in Louisiana's crimes against nature statute criminalizing consensual oral and anal sex - failed to pass in the Louisiana House, where it was voted 27-66.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, New Orleans, LA

FindLaw

Law Firm Partnership Agreement Dooms Partner's Tax Deductions

Running a law practice costs money, and business expenses are often deductible from one's taxes.

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