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The "death chamber" at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas. (Photo by PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Executes Man Who Killed His Ex-Wife And Her Brother

Willie Trottie’s lethal injection was carried out about 90 minutes after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his last-day appeals.

09/10/2014

File photo of an execution chamber. (credit: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Condemned Killer Of 2 Set To Die In Texas

The 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.

09/10/2014

The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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.

07/14/2014

File photo of people  outside the U.S. Supreme Court building. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

05/28/2014

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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.

04/02/2014

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Man Put To Death For Murder Of Delivery Woman

Anthony Doyle beat Hyun Mi Cho to death with a baseball bat in 2003.

03/27/2014

File photo of a prison cell block. (Photo by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal From Woman Condemned For Starving Child To Death

The 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.

02/24/2014

A group of Texas county commissioners accidentally voted unanimously to approve monetary slavery reparations for American-Americans whose ancestors were enslaved in the U.S. (Credit: Thinkstock)

Okla. Lawmakers Propose Ban On All Marriages In Response To Gay Marriage Rulings

Oklahoma 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.

01/27/2014

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Okla. Supreme Court: State Law Effectively Bans All Drug-Induced Abortions

The 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.

10/30/2013

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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.

10/09/2013

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