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5th Circuit Allows Texas Abortion Law to Take Effect
Three-judge panel stays federal judge ruling
"...Court of Appeals decided to immediately enforce Texas’ abortion law, House Bill 2. The decision is widely expected to..."

Oct. 2, 2014 News Post by Mary Tuma

BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Anti-Abortion Law HB 2
In a 5-3 ruling, SCOTUS says HB 2 creates an undue burden for women
"...struck down two key parts of Texas’ draconian omnibus law, House Bill 2...."

June 27, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Fetal Burial Law Considered in Court
Five-day trial challenges state's latest anti-choice law
"...Norton's ordeal could become the law of the land in Texas if state attorneys win..."

July 20, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Judge Throws Out Texas Voter ID Law
Compares photo requirement to Jim Crow, poll tax
"...A Federal judge has found that Texas' voter ID law is "an unconstitutional poll tax [and] creates an unconstitutional..."

Oct. 10, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Death Watch: “Texas Seven” Member Contests “Law of Parties”
A robbery ended in a police officer death while Patrick Murphy waited outside. Current Texas law holds him responsible.
"...death for Hawkins' capital murder under the controversial Texas "law of parties," which allows accomplices to another felony –..."

March 22, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

SCOTUS Overturns Most of Arizona Immigration Law
Court also outlaws life-without-parole for juveniles
"...Court today overruled significant portions of Arizona's controversial immigration law. In a separate case, the Supremes ruled that life-without-parole..."

June 25, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Page Two: Constitutional Conventions
A document birthed in controversy is understood by few and respected by fewer
"...Articles had already been amended several times when the Constitutional Convention was convened in Philadelphia in May of 1787..."

June 9, 2006 Column by Louis Black

Constitutional Carry This Session? Not Likely.
Permitless carry could strip away already limited regulations
"...In 2015, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law two provisions expanding gun rights in Texas. With House..."

Feb. 3, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Low Turnout or Bad Law?: Voter ID Effects Uncertain
Turnout boost heaviest in counties with local referendums
"...voting because of the state's stringent new voter ID law. And then there are the "unknown unknowns": What kept..."

Nov. 15, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Public School Bible Classes Run Afoul of Law
Classes violate state and federal provisions
"...Although the Texas Legislature in 2007 passed a law requiring school districts to teach the influence of the..."

Jan. 17, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Fetal Burial Rule May Flout Constitutional Limits
Will the state's latest abortion restriction survive a constitutional challenge?
"...latest attempt to restrict abortion access won't survive a constitutional challenge. The rule, advocates stressed, is wholly unnecessary, fails..."

Aug. 12, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Against Anti-Panhandling Law
"...endorse a philosophy that either doles out or restricts constitutional rights based on a person's economic class? Most people..."

Oct. 16, 2007 Postmarks

Fifth Circuit Upholds Anti-Abortion Law
Only eight clinics expected to survive ruling
"...clear that they are not willing to enforce women’s constitutional rights,” said Stephanie Toti, plaintiff attorney with the Center..."

June 9, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

Court Upholds Ultrasound Law
Appeals court says state's new anti-abortion law is reasonable
"...enjoining enforcement of certain provisions of Texas' new ultrasound-before-abortion law. In a unanimous decision, Chief Judge Edith Jones wrote..."

Jan. 13, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Fifth Circuit Upholds Anti-Abortion Law
5th Circuit ruling would leave Texas with only eight clinics
"...The first three sections of the four-part abortion-restrictive law – referred to as House Bill 2, from the..."

June 12, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Common Law
Eminent domain – the government made a low offer – what next?
"...final offers are rejected, the government will file a lawsuit against the landowner to acquire the property rights it..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Column by Luke Ellis

What's the Fix for Texas' Voter ID Law?
"Time is short" to implement a replacement for discriminatory photo ID requirement
"...U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos found that the law did indeed suppress minority voters. The majority opinion of..."

July 29, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

SB 1/HB 2: How a Lie Becomes a Law
GOP steamrolls through abortion bill vote
"...Democratic lawmakers (and at least one Republican) believe that the bill,..."

July 12, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Campaign, Legislators Back Bill to Repeal Anti-Abortion Law
"Trust. Respect. Access" campaign hosts lobby day at Capitol
"...Texas, Whole Woman’s Health, and a handful of Democratic lawmakers encouraged the audience to keep up the fight for..."

Feb. 27, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

County Preps Voters on Election ID Law
County officials scramble to tell voters what Texas GOP doesn't want them to know
"...With constitutional amendments and the special election in House District 50..."

Oct. 4, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Need To Change Basic Constitutional Structure of Government
"...and they generate legislation that can be signed into law by the executive. Let's add a fourth branch of..."

Oct. 17, 2011 Postmarks

The Common Law
Police Roadblocks & DWI
"...are valid in Texas under extremely limited circumstances. The constitutional rights afforded to you ensure that an officer may..."

May 8, 2009 Column by Luke Ellis

Cereal Box Law Degree
"...Court Justice Antonin Scalia acts like he got his law degree from a cereal box [“No More Juvie Executions,”..."

March 29, 2005 Postmarks

The Common Law
How the next President will reshape the Supreme Court
"...Most constitutional scholars agree that a change in the court over..."

Oct. 29, 2004 Column by Luke Ellis

Nov. 3 Bond & Constitutional Amendment Election, Early Voting Locations
"...VOTER ID: Texas law requires registered voters to show a current photo ID..."

Oct. 16, 2015 News Feature

Perry and Paxton Fight the Law
Perry indictment down to one count; grand jury convenes in Paxton case
"...found that the entire statute was unenforceable as an unconstitutionally overbroad restriction on the free speech of public officials...."

July 31, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

NAACP and LULAC: Texas Education System Violates Federal Law
State board members say they're just whining
"...organizations and supported by SBOE members Mavis Knight and Lawrence Allen, charges that the curriculum changes "negatively impact all..."

Dec. 31, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

The Common Law
Don't Forget About the Supreme Court
"...Most constitutional scholars agree that a change in the court over..."

Oct. 24, 2008 Column by Luke Ellis

GLO Chief Versus Federal Law
GLO chief makes wrong statements, possible admission of breaking federal gun law
"...Commissioner Jerry Patterson just admitted to breaking federal firearms laws? In a press release issued last night, Patterson said,..."

May 2, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Supreme Court to Hear Texas Abortion Case This Week
HB 2 oral arguments start Wednesday
"...be heard – and it all centers around a law born in the Texas Capitol...."

March 1, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

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