The Best of The Triple Threat 12-5-17The Best of The Triple Threat, from Tuesday 12-5-17
Texas Executes Man Who Killed His Ex-Wife And Her BrotherWillie Trottie's lethal injection was carried out about 90 minutes after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his last-day appeals.
Condemned Killer Of 2 Set To Die In TexasThe U.S. Supreme Court considered whether to keep Texas inmate Willie Trottie from the death chamber Wednesday evening for the slayings 21 years ago in Houston of his former common-law wife and her brother.
Texas Election Map Trial Goes To Federal Court A federal trial over Texas election maps is giving the Obama administration a chance to argue that the Voting Rights Act should still apply to the state — despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling weakening it.
Condemned Texas Inmate Loses Supreme Court Appeal The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from condemned Texas inmate Duane Buck, whose supporters contend his death sentence decided by a Houston jury 17 years ago unfairly was based on race.
Lawyers: The Purpose Of Marriage Is Procreation Marriage exists for its procreative potential, not just as recognition of a loving relationship between two people, and the U.S. Supreme Court agrees, lawyers for an Oklahoma clerk said in a new court filing.
Man Put To Death For Murder Of Delivery WomanAnthony Doyle beat Hyun Mi Cho to death with a baseball bat in 2003.
Supreme Court Rejects Appeal From Woman Condemned For Starving Child To DeathThe U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from an Arlington woman on Texas death row for the starvation of a 9-year-old boy a decade ago.
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.
Okla. Supreme Court: State Law Effectively Bans All Drug-Induced AbortionsThe Oklahoma Supreme Court said Tuesday that a 2011 law it struck down as unconstitutional effectively bans all drug-induced abortions in the state, a finding that some legal experts said likely dooms the law's chances of being upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Texas Executes Lubbock Man Who Killed Parents A Texas man was put to death Wednesday evening for killing his parents at their Lubbock home 15 years ago during a drug-influenced rampage that also left his 89-year-old grandmother dead.
Texas Inmate To Die This Week Loses Federal AppealThe U.S. Supreme Court has refused an appeal from a Texas death row inmate set for execution this week for killing his parents in Lubbock 15 years ago.