Supreme Court Orders New Hearing For Black Texas InmateThe Supreme Court has ordered a new court hearing for a black Texas prison inmate who claims improper testimony about his race tainted his death sentence.
Texas Splits With Other States To Defend Trump's Travel BanTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed documents asking the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision not to immediately reinstate the ban.
Records: Undercover FBI Agent Was Near Gunmen Before Garland Terror AttackCourt records show an undercover FBI agent who was investigating terrorism was driving past two Arizona men in 2015 just before they opened fire outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland.
States Cite 'Chaos' In President Trump's Refugee OrderIn briefs filed early Monday morning with the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Washington state and Minnesota said Mr. Trump's travel ban harmed residents, businesses and universities and was unconstitutional.
Voter ID Lawsuits Live On Despite Likely Trump Policy ShiftAttorneys challenging tough voter ID laws in Texas and North Carolina say they'll keep pressing their lawsuits without the support of President Donald Trump's Justice Department if necessary.
Supreme Court Won't Hear 'Sister Wives' Appeal Over Bigamy LawThe Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from the family on TV's "Sister Wives" challenging Utah's law banning polygamy.
In Final Act As President, Obama Commutes 330 Drug Sentences In his last major act as president, Barack Obama is cutting short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes.
Hearing Set For Plano Woman Who Murdered Baby In 2004 A hearing is scheduled Wednesday morning in Collin County for the Plano woman who murdered her baby.
Lawsuit Challenges New Texas Rules Over Handling Of Fetal RemainsA coalition of national advocacy groups has sued to block Texas' soon-to-be-implemented rules mandating the burial or cremation of fetal remains.
TX Appeals Court Throws Out Conviction Of Waco Man On Death Row Texas' highest criminal court has thrown out the conviction of a Waco man sent to death row for the ambush slayings of two men outside a Waco apartment complex in March 2011.
Trump Justice Dept. Could Shift Drug Prosecution PoliciesAn Obama administration Justice Department that emphasized the need to be "smart on crime" is being replaced with a Trump presidency that campaigned on being "tough on crime."
President Obama Hits 1,000 Mark For Commutations GrantedPresident Barack Obama has surpassed the 1,000 mark for commutations granted during his presidency after shortening sentences for 79 people.

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