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10 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

19 hrs ago | 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

19 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, US News, Pension, Personal Finance, Retirement

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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Related Topix: Abortion, US News, Liberal Political News

JD Supra

Fifth Circuit Holds That a TPEE in a CGL Policy Can Exclude Pollution ...

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, applying Texas law, held that a Total Pollution Exclusion Endorsement in a CGL Policy did not irreconcilably conflict with, and therefore was not superseded by, an Underground Resources and Equipment Coverage endorsement.

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Related Topix: US News, Energy, Linn Energy, LLC

The Fresno Bee

Despite court ruling, Confederate flag does not belong on Texas license plate

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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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Appeals court reinstates Joshua bullying suit

The parents of a Joshua teen who killed himself in 2010 - after teachers and officials of Loflin Middle School ignored months of bullying, the parents say - are back in court after a federal appeals court reinstated their lawsuit.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., US News, Kids, Family

Burnt Orange Report

26 Consecutive Victories For Marriage Equality. It's Time For Texas To Drop The Appeal.

Subsequent to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Windsor , 26 consecutive court rulings have affirmed the freedom to marry, including last week's ruling in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in an Oklahoma case.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US News, US Supreme Court, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Rick Perry, US Governors, Liberal Political News

China Daily

US judge holds Chinese firm in contempt over drywall

A China-based drywall company has been ordered by a US federal judge to pay $55,000 in penalties for refusing to participate in court proceedings over allegations that its product damaged homes where it was used.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News

The Orlando Sentinel

Meet candidates for upcoming primary

The League of Women Voters of The Villages/Tri-County Area will sponsor a judicial meet and greet from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Candidates for judicial races including judgeships for the county, circuit and Fifth District Court of Appeals, who will be on the primary ballot in Lake, Marion and Sumter ... (more)

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Texas Monthly

The Confederate License Plate

I am disappointed that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of allowing Texans to display a Confederate emblem on their license plates.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Appeals court tosses lawsuit by family of man who drank himself to death at IP Casino

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the appeal of the family of Bryan Lee Glenn in their pursuit of a wrongful death lawsuit that alleges the IP Casino in Biloxi kept serving drinks to the man while he was drunk, according to court records.

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Related Topix: US News, Biloxi, MS, Gulfport, MS, Long Beach, MS

JD Supra

University of Texas's Use of Race In Student Admissions Survives Another Legal Hurdle

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decided this week that the University of Texas's consideration of race as a factor among many factors for college and university admissions is legally permissible in Fisher v.

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Hollywood Reporter

Peter Hoffman Can't Escape Prosecution Over Film Tax Credit Fraud

Seven Arts Entertainment CEO Peter Hoffman has failed in a bid to have a Louisiana federal judge throw out the government's fraud case against him.

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JD Supra

5th Circuit Holds No Duty to Indemnify Based on Contractual Liability Exclusion

In its recent decision in Crownover v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co. , 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 12158 , the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit had occasion to consider whether the Contractual Liability Exclusion barred an insurer's duty to indemnify its insured for an award resulting from the insured's defective construction.

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Manufacturing.net

Judge: Chinese Drywall Maker In Contempt

A federal judge has ordered a China-based maker of drywall to pay $55,000 in penalties and attorney fees - and to stop doing business in the United States - as punishment for refusing to take part in court proceedings over harm allegedly done by the product.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Daily Texan

Diversity goals do not benefit black students

As the University celebrates what could be considered a victory in the Fisher v.

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