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District Judge Strikes Down Texas Same-Sex Marriage Ban
Stay issued until appeal
"...Today U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio ruled that Texas' ban on..."

Feb. 26, 2014 News Post by Brandon Watson

SB 4 Ruling Means Cities Can Prioritize Public Safety
Full hearing to permanently block law awaits in coming months
"...to inject fear in the immigrant community, U.S. Judge Orlando Garcia temporarily struck down major portions of Senate Bill..."

Sept. 1, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

News Roundup: Endings and Beginnings
Out with the old City Council, in with the new
"...Council has its final meeting before becoming 10-1, Judge Garcia tells couples they'll have to wait a little longer..."

Dec. 15, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

Court Blocks Senate Bill 4
Anti-immigrant law won't go into effect this Friday, Sept. 1
"...In a heavily anticipated ruling, U.S. Judge Orlando Garcia has blocked major portions of Senate Bill 4,..."

Aug. 30, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Federal Court Grants Wood a Stay of Execution
Federal Judge stays Wood's execution, opining that state courts trampled due process
"...before his scheduled execution this evening, federal District Judge Orlando Garcia granted Jeffery Wood a 30-day stay of execution..."

Aug. 21, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

SB 4 on Thin ICE
A ruling in San Antonio spells trouble for state law
"...case for the problematic legislation. Last week, U.S. Judge Orlando Garcia ruled that the Bexar County Sheriff's Office acted..."

June 16, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Post-Marriage Equality Fight
Same-sex couples mount fight to ensure accurate birth, death certficiates
"...constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. In 2014, federal Judge Orlando Garcia invalidated the ban but placed a stay on..."

Aug. 14, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Naked City
"...Tenn. Tennessee officials say 17-year-old Alejandro Guana and 19-year-old Orlando Garcia were driving the rented car seen in the..."

Jan. 19, 2007 News Feature

Motor Voter: Texas Won’t Play Nice
Why does the state want to restrict voting access?
"...National Voter Registration Act's motor voter law, Federal Judge Orlando Garcia has ordered the state to implement online voter..."

May 25, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

SB 4: Texas Cities Get Their Day in Court
Advocates are optimistic following judge's critical line of questioning
"...Antonio, and El Paso County requested that U.S. Judge Orlando Garcia halt the so-called "sanctuary cities" law, slated to..."

June 30, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Human Right of Marriage
Austin couple at center of Texas marriage equality case
"...a historic step for gay rights, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled the state statute unconstitutional, under the 14th..."

Nov. 7, 2014 News Feature by Mary Tuma

A Step in the Right Direction
Judge rules in favor of marriage equality
"...Sen. Kirk Watson celebrates U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia's Feb. 26 ruling that Texas' ban on same-sex..."

March 7, 2014 News Feature by Brandon Watson

Legislative Redistricting Proceeds Under a Cloud
2014 primaries will use 2013 maps
"...Sept. 6 ruling, U.S. District Circuit Judges Jerry Smith, Orlando Garcia, and Xavier Rodriguez cited prior case precedent that..."

Sept. 13, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...scheduled execution Aug. 21, San Antonio federal District Judge Orlando Garcia granted the Texas death row inmate a 30-day..."

Aug. 29, 2008 News Feature

Judge Finds Texas Violated National Voter Registration Act
Motor voter mayhem
"...state to change its voter registration laws, U.S. Judge Orlando Garcia found Texas in violation of the National Voter..."

April 10, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

For Procreation’s Sake, Abbott Appeals Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
State champions marriage equality ban
"...comes six months after San Antonio-based U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled Texas’ marriage equality law unconstitutional and a..."

July 31, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

Travis County to Comply With All ICE Detainers After 5th Circuit Ruling
Panel nixes lower court block on immigrant detention rule
"...U.S. Judge Orlando Garcia gave immigrants' rights groups cause to celebrate last..."

Sept. 26, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Casar Kicks Off
Campaigns rumble into gear – and Doggett talks House sit-in
"...Member Greg Casar’s campaign for re-election. Former mayor Gus Garcia sang Casar’s praises, as did U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett..."

June 27, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Texas Changes Birth, Death Certificate Policy for Same-Sex Couples
State begins issuing death certificates to same-sex couples
"...the death certificate of his deceased husband, federal Judge Orlando Garcia called on Attorney General Ken Paxton to be..."

Aug. 13, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

Freedom to Marry Comes to Town
National Freedom to Marry Campaign hosts town hall Monday in ATX
"...an equality guessing game. In February, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled that the ban on gay marriage was..."

Dec. 15, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Headlines
"...to court to ask for immediate enforcement of Judge Orlando Garcia's earlier decision that the ban is unconstitutional. Garcia..."

Nov. 28, 2014 News Feature

Re-Re-Redrawing the Delegation
Federal panel split on how to cut Travis House seats
"...of the three US District Judges on the panel, Orlando Garcia and Xavier Rodriguez, issued an interim house map..."

Nov. 18, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

News Roundup: 10-1, Lawsuits, and Strange Fruit
The end of the year is a busy time
"...• Equality Prep: In the event that U.S. Judge Orlando Garcia agrees to the recent wishes of Texas’ same-sex..."

Dec. 8, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

Headlines
"...U.S. Judge Orlando Garcia released his full opinion on the ruling that..."

May 18, 2018 News Feature

A Nightmare for DREAMers
Ending DACA affects an estimated 124,000 Texans
"...low and not entering the public arena. When Judge Orlando Garcia temporarily blocked the law in August, said Greg..."

Sept. 29, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Damage Done by SB 4
Court records reveal impact of the "show me your papers" bill on immigrant lives
"...a San Antonio federal court last month, U.S. Judge Orlando Garcia heard a snapshot of these community stories, filed..."

July 21, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Sheriff Sally Hernandez Continues to Do "What’s Right"
Besieged by the state GOP, Hernandez shows no sign of backing down from her immigration policies
"...the county's rules: In early June, U.S. Federal Judge Orlando Garcia found that the Bexar County Sheriff's Office acted..."

July 7, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

DPS Director Steve McCraw Issues Immigration Marching Orders
Since Nov. 4, DPS troopers "have an obligation" to work with ICE, Border Patrol
"...4 declared unconstitutional. ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt told Judge Orlando Garcia that the feds have long ordered that no..."

July 7, 2017 News Feature by Debbie Nathan

Court: Texas House Districts Unlawful, Unconstitutional
Panel of judges rules 2-1 against drawing of 2011 maps
"...opinion, District Judge Xavier Rodriguez and Chief District Judge Orlando Garcia found that the 2011 maps drawn by the..."

April 20, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Headlines
"...› U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled Texas' ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional Wednesday...."

Feb. 28, 2014 News Feature

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