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Protesters hold signs in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on October 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. The high court is scheduled to hear arguments on Fisher V. University of Texas at Austin and are tasked with ruling on whether the university's consideration of race in admissions is constitutional. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Won’t Reconsider Ruling In UT Affirmative Action Case

A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a recent decision that upheld the use of race in University of Texas undergraduate admissions.

11/12/2014

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San Antonio Gang Member Faces Execution

A farmer investigating a grass fire on a remote stretch of road near his South Texas home discovered the bodies of two men and a woman from San Antonio who had been shot, bound and wrapped in carpet that was set ablaze.

10/27/2014

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Texas Bingo Operators Win Suit To Lobby Lawmakers

A federal appeals court has ruled that charitable bingo operators are allowed to use proceeds from their games to lobby Texas lawmakers on a variety of issues, including gambling.

07/29/2014

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Abortion Doctors Sue To Recover Admitting Rights

Two doctors who perform abortions have sued a Dallas hospital alleging that their admitting privileges were illegally revoked after a court upheld strict new Texas abortion restrictions.

04/17/2014

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Supreme Court To Decide Texas Execution Drug Case

The U.S. Supreme Court will be asked to halt Thursday’s execution of a Texas serial killer whose attorneys are challenging the state’s refusal to release information about where it gets its lethal injection drug.

04/03/2014

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Appeals Court Overturns Ruling On Execution Drugs

A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a ruling requiring the Texas prison system to disclose more information about where it gets lethal-injection drugs, reversing a judge who had halted an upcoming execution.

04/02/2014

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SCOTUS Bypasses Farmers Branch Immigration Rental Case

The Supreme Court will not hear arguments regarding the ban that would prevent illegal immigrants from renting housing in Farmers Branch.

CBS 11–03/03/2014

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Court To Hear Texas Dispute Over Confederate Flag

A federal appeals court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday on whether a Texas state board violated the free-speech rights of a group that petitioned for a customized license plate featuring the Confederate battle flag.

11/06/2013

Farmers Branch city council meets about controversial immigrant rental policy. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Dallas Suburb Hears Public On Housing Ruling

Leaders of a Dallas suburb heard public comment on whether to appeal a ruling that overturned an ordinance banning immigrants in the country illegally from renting apartments.

CBS 11–08/06/2013