Texas AG: Gay-Marriage Ban In State's Interest Attorney General Greg Abbott's office is arguing that the U.S. Constitution allows Texas to ban same-sex marriage to promote the birth of children in "stable, lasting relationships."
Court: Teen In Mexico Shot By US Agent Had Rights A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a Mexican teenager killed by a Border Patrol agent was protected by the U.S. Constitution, even though the teen was on Mexican soil when he was shot.
Okla. Lawmakers Propose Ban On All Marriages In Response To Gay Marriage RulingsOklahoma lawmakers are considering legislation to ban all marriages in the state, if only as a move to keep same-sex marriage illegal while satisfying the U.S. Constitution.
Judge: Louisiana's Death Row Gets So Hot It Violates Constitutional ProtectionsLouisiana's death row gets so hot that it violates U.S. constitutional protections against cruel and unusual punishment, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
Federal Appeals Court Ruling Halts Abortions At Third Of Texas' ClinicsA third of the abortion clinics in Texas can no longer perform the procedure starting Friday after a federal appeals court allowed most of the state's new abortion restrictions to take effect.
Planned Parenthood Challenging Texas Abortion Law In Federal CourtThe next round in the fight over Texas' abortion restrictions begins this week, with Planned Parenthood challenging the law in federal court and a state agency transforming the law into regulations.