Court: Student Prayers OK At School Board MeetingsA federal appeals court says a Texas school board can continue to let students offer public prayers at its meetings.
Texas Appealing To Get Execution Reprieve ReversedThe Texas Attorney General's Office is appealing a federal judge's decision to give a reprieve to a 32-year-old man who had been set to die Thursday for the 2004 robbery-slaying of a convenience store worker in Corpus Christi.
Condemned Killer Of Dallas Girl, 11, Loses Federal AppealA federal appeals court has refused an appeal from a Dallas man on death row for the 2005 slaying of an 11-year-old girl who was repeatedly sexually assaulted and strangled and whose body was hidden in a trash bag.
Federal Judge In Texas Reprimanded For Misconduct RetiresA longtime federal judge in Texas who was reprimanded for making unwanted sexual advances has retired from the bench.
Court: Texas Death Row Inmate May Have Faked Mental IllnessA Texas death row inmate may have faked mental illness to avoid execution for the fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend and her daughter 23 years ago in Houston, a federal appeals court said.
US Appeals Court Revisits Texas Voter ID LawA federal appeals court is preparing to take a second look at a Texas voter ID law.
Legal Cases Could Affect How Texans Cast Ballots In NovemberA flurry of legal activity this year could affect how 14 million registered Texas voters cast ballots in November's presidential election.
Killer Of 3 On Texas Death Row Loses Federal Court AppealA federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from a South Texas man sent to death row for a triple slaying at a neighbor's home 10 years ago.
Inmate Convicted Of Killing 89-Year-Old Fort Worth Man Loses AppealA Fort Worth man sent to death row for smothering an 89-year-old man and robbing him of about $6,000 has lost a federal court appeal.
Federal Court Strikes Down 'Discriminatory' Texas Voter ID LawA 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.
East Texas Man's Death Penalty Appeal Moves ForwardA 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.
North Texas Man Set To Die June 3 Loses Federal AppealA 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.