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3 hrs ago | Washington Post

Stowaway's body found on Air Force cargo jet

The body of a young stowaway was found inside a compartment near the wheel well of an Air Force cargo jet that had landed in Germany, U.S. military officials said Tuesday, triggering questions about the security of an aircraft that had made several stops in Africa.

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Related Topix: US Military, Ramstein Air Base, US Air Force, US Navy, Naval Air Station Sigonella, US Army, US News, United States Army War College

7 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Texas News Minute

Gov. Rick Perry says New Hampshire voters should be embarrassed by Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's record on border security.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Immigration Reform

11 hrs ago | News Observer

US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

The three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its 2-1 ruling in a case involving the state's 2012 law, which required physicians at the clinic, Jackson Women's Health Organization, to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Mississippi Government, Mississippi, US News, Women's Health, Health, US Supreme Court

11 hrs ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Mississippi Government, Mississippi, US News, Women's Health, Health

11 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Last Abortion Clinic in Mississippi Will Remain Open Per 5th Circuit Ruling

A ruling from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will allow Mississippi's one remaining abortion clinic to stay open, despite the fact that doctors there do not have admitting privileges at a local hospital.

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Related Topix: US News, Women's Health, Health, Abortion

14 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

AG Greg Abbott files appeal to uphold Texas' ban on same-sex marriage

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.

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18 hrs ago | Courthouse News Service

Fifth Circuit OKs Bingo Money for Politics

Texas' ban on charities spending bingo money on political advocacy is an unconstitutional violation of free speech, the 5th Circuit ruled Monday.

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Related Topix: US News, Texas Lottery Commission, Gaming

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Black Voice News

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

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