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Fed. Ct. Upholds U. of Texas' Race-Conscious Admissions Policy - Affirmative Action Victory

By Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper A federal appeals court recently upheld the University of Texas at Austin's race-conscious admissions policy, which had been challenged as unconstitutional in a suit brought by White applicant Abigail Fisher.

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Related Topix: University of Texas at Austin, US News, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, African-American

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Advocate

Death row heat suit attorneys seek $775,000 in fees, costs

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.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News

The Victoria Advocate

We should be saving coastal treasure

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.

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Daily Kos

Panthers in the Hole: French Angola 3 Book Illustrates US Prison Crisis -Interview w/ Amnesty France

Amnesty International France and La BoA te A Bulles have published a 128-page French language graphic novel entitled Panthers in the Hole.

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Related Topix: Activism, US News, State Prisons, Prison, France, World News, Liberal Political News

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Advocate

School desegregation litigation revives in St. Martin Parish

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.

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Accuracy In Academia

Fisher v. UT-Austin: Discrimination Run Amok?

Court watchers will remember that it was just recently that the Court took up the issue, in the case of Fisher v.

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Related Topix: University of Texas at Austin, US News

Wise County Messenger Online

Williamson added to firm's name

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.

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Related Topix: Wise County, TX, Boyd, TX, US News, US Supreme Court

FindLaw

Confederate Flag License Plates: Whose Speech Is It Anyway?

In case you missed it, the Fifth Circuit recently ruled that Texas has to honor the Sons of Confederate Veterans' request to issue Confederate Flag license plates.

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Related Topix: US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Abortion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Farmington Daily Times

Editorial roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad

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.

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News Journal

Court affirms sentence for selling crack in school zoneCourt affirms...

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)

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Black Voice News

A Victory for Affirmative Action

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.

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Related Topix: US News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, University of Texas at Austin, Best of 2007

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Federal Judge to Camera-Shy Austin Cops: People Have a Right to Record You. Deal With It.

In response to Buehler's federal lawsuit, Oborski and several other officers claimed they did not realize he had a right to record them.

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JD Supra

Race-Based Admissions and Assignment Policies Survive Another Legal...

Last year, I blogged about the impact of a higher education Supreme Court diversity case, Fisher v.

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Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, US News

Thu Jul 24, 2014

National Review Online

"Marginally" Dishonest?

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.

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Related Topix: US News, University of Texas at Austin, Standardized Testing, Education

MySanAntonio.com

Race still factor in college admissions

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.

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Related Topix: US News, University of Texas at Austin, Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education, Opinion

Daily Kos

Forced-birthers joyful that only six abortion clinics may remain open in Texas after September 1

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.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US News, Rick Perry, US Governors, Liberal Political News

JD Supra

Fifth Circuit Holds Deferred Compensation Plan Is Governed by ERISA

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a decision on July 14 in Tolbert v.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Courthouse News Service

Sex Offender Can Sue Town Over Residency Ban

A Texas man can sue a Dallas-area suburb over the constitutionality of its ban on registered sex offenders living within 1,500 of children, the 5th Circuit ruled.

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Related Topix: US News, Lewisville, TX, State Prisons, Prison

JD Supra

Statute of Limitations Issues in Foreclosure Actions

An important issue that arises for lenders when pursuing foreclosure actions is determining when the statute of limitations begins to run.

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Related Topix: Foreclosures, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, US News

ThinkProgress

Number Of Texas Women Living 200 Miles From An Abortion Clinic Has Jumped By 2,800 Percent

A year ago this month, Texas approved a package of harsh restrictions that impose new requirements on abortion clinics, restrict the use of the abortion pill, and ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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