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Federal Court Strikes Down ‘Discriminatory’ Texas Voter ID Law

A federal appeals court has struck down Texas’ voter ID law, ruling that the Republican-backed measure first passed in 2011 violates the Voting Rights Act.

08/05/2015

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5th Circuit Court Rejects Challenge To Birth Control Mandate

A U.S. appeals court panel has ruled that certain provisions in the Affordable Care Act dealing with birth control don’t violate the religious rights of faith-based groups under federal law.

06/24/2015

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Dallas Couple Reflects As Appeals Court Hears Gay Marriage Case

Like most couples who have spent more than a half century finishing each others sentences — and interrupting others — Jack Evans and George Harris fit like an old pair of jeans.

CBS 11–01/09/2015

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Civil Rights Loom As Appeals Court Considers Texas Gay Marriage

Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana took their stands against same-sex marriage Friday before a federal appellate court with a legacy of pushing Deep South conservatives out of their comfort zones on civil rights.

01/09/2015

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Plano Couple Watching Appeals Court For Gay Marriage Ruling

The fight for marriage equality in Texas is hours away from taking center stage. And a Plano couple is in New Orleans, hoping they’re just one step away from legalizing their relationship.

CBSDFW.COM–01/08/2015

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Ads Feature FWPD Officers Taking A Stand For Gay Marriage

Flanked by supportive colleagues, a Fort Worth police officer is taking a stand for gay marriage. He’s being featured in commercials now airing in Texas’ largest cities.

CBSDFW.COM–01/05/2015

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Appeals Court Issues Stay In Texas Execution

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has stayed tonight’s execution of convicted murderer Robert Campbell in Huntsville.

05/13/2014

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Planned Parenthood Wants Supreme Court To Block New Texas Abortion Laws

Planned Parenthood asked the Supreme Court Monday to place Texas’ new abortion restrictions on hold.

11/04/2013

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Court Reinstates Most Of Texas’ New Abortion Rules

A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that most of Texas’ tough new abortion restrictions can take effect immediately — a decision that means as least 12 clinics won’t be able to perform the procedure starting as soon as Friday.

10/31/2013

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Texas AG Seeks Quick Ruling On Abortion Law Appeal

A federal appeals court judge is considering whether to grant an emergency appeal that would allow the state to enforce a law that could shut down a dozen abortion clinics in Texas.

10/29/2013