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ACLU Sues Texas Cities Over Local Abortion Bans
Suit argues small towns aim to suppress truth, free speech
"...In response to a wave of tiny East Texas towns passing ordinances to ban abortion..."

Feb. 26, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

Abortion Rights Lawsuit Filed Against State of Texas
"...rights advocates filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Texas on behalf of abortion providers across the state...."

Oct. 4, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

ACLU to State Health Department: Stop Hiding Abortion Data
ACLU of Texas sharply accused the state health department of shielding valuable statistics on the state's abortion rates from the public
"...Against the backdrop of a looming U.S. Supreme Court decision on Texas' abortion..."

June 24, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Abortions Decrease in Texas After HB 2, Data Shows
DSHS finally releases 2014 abortion stats after ACLU request
"...After accusations of a department-wide strategic cover-up of key abortion data lodged..."

June 30, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

ACLU, Free Market Foundation Want In On Speaker Race
Rights group and religious right suing Texas Ethics Commission over right to pump money into speaker race.
"...They're calling themselves "strange bedfellows," but the unexpected grouping of the ACLU of Texas, religious right advocates the Free..."

Feb. 13, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: Texas GOP Tees up More Voter ID Nonsense
Secretary of State issues election advisory, ignites right-wing voter fraud frenzy
"...When newly appointed Texas Secretary of State David Whitley (until recently a top..."

Feb. 1, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Texas Attorney General Asks State Supreme Court to Stop Expansion of Voting by Mail
After his threats fail, Ken Paxton heads to court
"...Frustrated by the failure of his threats of prosecution, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton..."

May 14, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Texas Voter Purge Effort Ends
State agrees to legal settlement; on the hook for $450K
"...This time in Texas, it’s a win for voters...."

April 26, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Lege Lines: Islamophobia Is out of Hand
In Texas and the nation, anti-refugee and anti-Muslim fervor grows
"...More than 1,000 Texans representing groups of faith met at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 31,..."

Feb. 3, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Texas Faith and Freedom
Samantha Smoot recounts her work with the Texas Freedom Network
"...Samantha Smoot, executive director of the Texas Freedom Network since 1998, recently announced her..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

ACLU Blasts Drug Task Forces
Yet more charges of impropriety against Texas' much-maligned supernarcs
"...Texas' much-maligned, federally funded regional narcotics task forces have earned..."

May 28, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

ACLU in Austin
"...staff conference in Austin -- "a symbolic move," says ACLU of Texas Executive Director Will Harrell, "to give respect..."

May 17, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Texas Backs Trump Agency in Holding Undocumented Abortion-Seeking Minor "Hostage"
Federal agency sent minor to crisis pregnancy center instead
"...declared in a court brief this week in support of the Trump administration’s decision to prevent an undocumented minor..."

Oct. 12, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

ACLU Defends Capitol Bus Stop
One of busiest stops in Cap Metro system scheduled to close Aug. 24.
"...The ACLU of Texas' Central Texas chapter is actively opposing the..."

April 24, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

To All Friends of Civil Liberties
"...Dear friends of civil liberties at The Austin Chronicle, Thank you for..."

Oct. 17, 2006 Postmarks

Texas Reproductive Health Advocates Lay Out Legislative Agenda
“Trust. Respect. Access.” campaign combines progressive forces
"...“Trust. Respect. Access.” multiyear campaign –supported by a coalition of groups including NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, Whole Woman’s Health, Planned..."

March 6, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Quote of the Week
They really said that?
"...– Terri Burke, ACLU of Texas, on Bonnen’s demand that the federal government..."

Jan. 20, 2017 News Column

Austin Resident Named in Texas Voter Purge Debacle, Files Suit
"They basically accused me of committing fraud"
"...When Austin resident Julieta Garibay learned Texas Secretary of State David Whitley had released an advisory..."

Feb. 5, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Bill of the Week: Senate Bill 2065
Anti-LGBT "religious freedom" laws piling up at the Lege
" committee, Sen. Craig Estes' SB 2065 contains strains of the infamous Indiana "religious freedom" law – it would..."

May 8, 2015 News Column by Mary Tuma

AG's Office Seeks Ruling to Enforce Provision of HB2 Ruled Unconstitutional
Seeking emergency stay to enforce provision struck by district court
"...Texas has appealed a federal court's Monday ruling that a..."

Oct. 29, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

How DPS's Occupation of a Border Town May Have Crippled Its Economy
Rio Grande City sees a marked decline in sales and tourism
"...Are Texas state troopers damaging the economy of a small town..."

Oct. 6, 2017 News Feature by Debbie Nathan

Naishtat Files Bill to Protect Pregnant Women's End of Life Care
Bill would strengthen end-of-life directives for pregnant women
"...D-Austin, introduced “Marlise’s Law,” (HB 3183) with the aim of granting pregnant women equal rights as other Texans when..."

March 13, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

ACLU Report: Time to Legalize It
Pot policing discriminatory and expensive
"...88% for possession only, with blacks arrested far more often than are whites – in Texas, as much as..."

June 7, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Texas Claims Abortion Law Harms No One
State files SCOTUS brief defending HB 2
"...Testimony regarding the impact of a portion of House Bill 2 on women seeking..."

Nov. 15, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

HB 2 Heads to Supremes – As Texas Leaps Backward 30 Years
Clinics stop services as abortion law goes into effect
"...Until at least Nov. 12, the new Texas abortion restrictions are in the hands of the U.S...."

Nov. 8, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Texas Makes Its HB2 Case to U.S. Supreme Court
Says no evidence women are harmed
" court regarding the impact on women seeking abortion of a portion of House Bill 2, passed this summer,..."

Nov. 12, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Tears for Texas Women
13 clinics to close if law not blocked
"...As of Tuesday, Oct. 29, unless a federal judge blocks implementation..."

Oct. 25, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Texas Book Festival 2020: The Full Line-Up
All 150 authors announced for the 25th anniversary lit celebration
"...Texas Book Festival No. 25 – aka Virtual Texas Book..."

Sept. 16, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Death of Ben Brownlee
A Rockdale teenager's suicide raises questions about official protections for gay and transgendered kids
"...Karen Johle arrived home from work on the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 18, her youngest son, 13-year-old Christopher Brownlee..."

Jan. 30, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Naked Court Report: From the Gilded Halls of Williamson County
Disorder in the courthouse
"...politely but firmly objected to the court's new rules of dress and decorum as stifling and asked commissioners to..."

Feb. 8, 2008 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

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