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.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Monday that if he weren’t a Virginian he’d “probably want to be a Texan.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Tuesday, Houston Mayor Annise Parker released a statement regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling about the Voting Rights Act.
On Wednesday, barring a reprieve, Kimberly McCarthy will become the 500th convicted killer in Texas to receive a lethal injection.