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Both pro-choice and pro-life activists demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court on Dec. 4, 2002. (credit: JOYCE NALTCHAYAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Refuses To Block Texas Abortion Law

A sharply divided Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed Texas to continue enforcing abortion restrictions that opponents say have led more than a third of the state’s clinics to stop providing abortions.

11/19/2013

File photo of the University of Texas campus. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Federal Appeals Court Rehears Texas Affirmative Action Case

A federal appeals court asked lawyers for the University of Texas on Wednesday to explain how they would decide when affirmative action for minority students is no longer necessary as it considered a lawsuit seeking to eliminate the school’s current policy.

11/13/2013

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia attends the TIME/CNN/PEOPLE/FORTUNE Pre-Dinner Cocktail Reception at Washington Hilton on April 27, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Time, Inc)

Scalia: I’d ‘Probably Want To Be A Texan’

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Monday that if he weren’t a Virginian he’d “probably want to be a Texan.”

11/12/2013

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Truck Stop Owner Vows To Keep Up Fight For Tiger

A truck stop owner who has a tiger at his business says he will continue to fight to keep his big cat, despite losing a court challenge.

10/08/2013

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Texas Set To Enforce New Voter ID Law Next Week

Unless a federal judge intervenes, the South Texas city of Edinburg could be the first to enforce a new voter ID law next week, and lawyers will likely use the special election to gather evidence to strengthen lawsuits to block it in the future.

08/24/2013

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the 2013 America Bar Association (ABA) annual meeting on Aug. 12, 2013 in San Francisco, Calif. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Justice Department Suing Texas Over State’s Voter ID Law

The Justice Department said Thursday it will sue Texas over the state’s voter ID law and will seek to intervene in a lawsuit over the state’s redistricting laws.

08/22/2013

A newspaper is reporting that an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office task force arrested at least 12 men since 2011 under a sodomy law that was invalidated a decade ago by the U.S. Supreme Court. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

At Least Twelve Men Arrested Under Invalid Sodomy Law

A newspaper is reporting that an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office task force arrested at least 12 men since 2011 under a sodomy law that was invalidated a decade ago by the U.S. Supreme Court.

07/28/2013

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Texas AG: ‘I’ll Fight Obama’s Effort To Control Our Elections’

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday the Justice Department is opening a new front in the battle for voting rights in response to a Supreme Court ruling that dealt a major setback to voter protections.

07/25/2013

People hold a giant rainbow flag during a demonstration to support gay rights. (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

Gay Rights Supporters Cheer After High Court’s Ruling

Supporters of same-sex marriage cheered as others wept openly after the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down federal law defining the marriage union as one between a man and a woman.

06/26/2013

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Mayor Parker Releases Statement On Voting Rights Act Ruling

On Tuesday, Houston Mayor Annise Parker released a statement regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling about the Voting Rights Act.

06/25/2013

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