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East Texas Man’s Death Penalty Appeal Moves Forward

A federal appeals court has agreed to consider an appeal from a 48-year-old East Texas man on death row for the 2002 slaying of his 2-year-old daughter.

05/28/2015

Texas death row prisoner Lester Bower. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

North Texas Man Set To Die June 3 Loses Federal Appeal

A North Texas man facing execution in less than two weeks for the fatal shootings of four men more than 30 years ago has lost a federal court appeal.

05/22/2015

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Federal Court Approves Texas Inmate’s Execution Wish

A federal appeals court is allowing a Corpus Christi man on death row to volunteer for execution.

04/07/2015

Pedro Leon Martinez (L) receives help from volunteer Maria Peralta in filing up his application for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Judge Orders Hearing On Allegations In Immigration Lawsuit

The judge who blocked President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration has ordered the Justice Department to answer allegations that the government misled him about part of the plan.

03/09/2015

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Probate Judge Rules Texas Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Unconstitutional

A probate judge in Travis County has ruled that the Texas ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

CBSDFW.COM–02/17/2015

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Appeals Court Considers New Texas Abortion Restrictions

The constitutionality of a Texas law that could force some women to travel hundreds of miles or cross state lines to get a legal abortion were debated Wednesday before a federal appeals court

01/07/2015

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Federal Appeals Court Halts Texas Execution

Federal appeals court halts execution scheduled Wednesday for Texas prisoner Scott Panetti.

12/03/2014

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Appeals Court Hears Challenge To Health Care Law

A Texas doctor’s challenge to President Obama’s health care overhaul is before a federal appeals court in New Orleans.

12/02/2014

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

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

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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