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