Texas Renews Request To Expedite Execution ProcessTexas is again attempting to expedite the execution process by seeking U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' approval to opt in to a federal law shortening legal deadlines and limiting appeals options for death-sentenced inmates.
ACLU of Texas 2-26-17Dr. Laura Murillo (President & CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce) talks with Edgar Saldivar from the ACLU of Texas.
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.
Atheist Lawsuit: Majority Of The Ten Commandments Violate US ConstitutionAn atheist group’s lawsuit filed this week alleges that not only is the State of Oklahoma’s display of the Ten Commandments on Capitol grounds unconstitutional, but that the majority of each of the Judeo-Christian commandments are themselves in violation of the US Constitution.
Feds Announce Test Sites For Drone AircraftTexas to be among 6 states that will host testing facilities.
In Some States, Gays Fight For Right To Divorce Lauren Beth Czekala-Chatham wants to force Mississippi, one of the America's most conservative states, to recognize her same-sex marriage. She hopes to do so by getting a divorce.
Transgender Texas Student's Tuxedo Photo Approved A South Texas school district reversed course on Friday, saying it will allow a photo of a transgender student wearing a tuxedo to appear in the teen's high school yearbook.
Woman Claims She Was Vaginally, Anally Probed By Federal Agents A New Mexico woman claims she was vaginally and anally probed by federal agents when crossing into El Paso from Juarez, Mexico.
Oklahoma Muslim Leader Says He's Banned From Police Seminar The head of a Muslim advocacy group in Oklahoma said he has been banned from attending a police training seminar at the state Capitol that the group says includes speakers who have engaged in anti-Muslim rhetoric.
Groups Sue To Halt Key Parts Of Texas Abortion LawMore than a dozen women's health providers have filed a federal lawsuit to block key provisions of a new abortion law that threw the Texas Legislature into chaos as it was approved.
Texas Trooper In Chopper Shooting Returns To Work The Texas trooper who fired on a fleeing pickup truck from a helicopter near the U.S.-Mexico border, killing two illegal immigrants hiding in the bed, has returned to work.
Louisiana Charter School Forces Girls To Take Pregnancy TestsThe American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana threatened Tuesday to sue a northeastern Louisiana charter school if it doesn't change rules that keep pregnant students out of the classroom and require girls under suspicion of being pregnant to be tested.