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Louisiana AG: Judge Is Ignoring State’s BP Claims

Louisiana Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell has accused a federal judge of ignoring the state’s claims over BP’s 2010 Gulf oil spill and asked an appeals court to intervene.

01/03/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the National Right to Life convention at the Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport Hotel June 27, 2013 in Grapevine, Texas. Perry has reportedly vowed to continue the fight for a more restrictive abortion law in Texas after the state legislature failed to get the law passed during a special session because of a filibuster and protests. (Photo by Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Perry: Ruling Won’t Stop Anti-Abortion Efforts

Gov. Rick Perry says a federal judge’s declaring parts of Texas’ tough new restrictions on abortion unconstitutional won’t stop the state from protecting fetal life.

10/28/2013

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Federal Judge Rules Texas Abortion Law Unconstitutional

New abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature are unconstitutional and will not take effect as scheduled on Tuesday, a federal judge has ruled.

10/28/2013

Mississippi's only abortion clinic can't meet the mandates of a 2012 state law, and the governor wants to shut it down. But the Jackson Women's Health Organization is not quietly retreating. (Photo by Marianne Todd/Getty Images)

Last Abortion Clinic In Mississippi Fights To Stay Open

Mississippi’s only abortion clinic can’t meet the mandates of a 2012 state law, and the governor wants to shut it down. But the Jackson Women’s Health Organization is not quietly retreating.

05/15/2013

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Ex-Texas Officer Gets Prison For Conspiracy To Export Rifles To Mexico

A former South Texas police officer has been sentenced to more than five years in prison in a guns case with ties to Mexico.

05/02/2013

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Judge Rules Against Texas In Whooping Crane Case

A federal judge found Texas officials responsible for the deaths of nearly two-dozen whooping cranes and ordered the state to develop a conservation plan that would protect the last naturally migrating flock of the endangered birds.

03/12/2013

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Judge Upholds Texas Law Requiring Women To Get Sonogram Before Abortion

A federal judge on Monday upheld the Texas law requiring women to have a sonogram before having an abortion, saying an appeals court had forced him to declare the law constitutional.

02/07/2012

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Friends Remember The Legendary Jackie Robinson

Hear Jackie Robinson life memories from Judge David Hittner and former Astro Bobby Aspromonte.

04/15/2011