Judge Agrees To Toss Aaron Hernandez's Murder ConvictionFormer NFL star Aaron Hernandez's conviction in a 2013 murder can be erased because he died before his appeal was heard, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Lawsuits Begin Over Texas 'Sanctuary City' LawA Latino rights groups says it has filed what may be the first lawsuit challenging a new "sanctuary cities" ban in Texas that allows local police to ask a person during routine stops whether they're in the U.S legally.
Court Sets Trial That Could Alter Texas Voting Maps For 2018A court that found racial gerrymandering and intentional discrimination in Texas voting maps has set a summer trial that could impact the 2018 elections.
Texas House Passes 'Sanctuary City' Ban With Tough Jail PenaltyThe bill would allow Texas to withhold funding from county and local governments for acting as sanctuary cities — even as the Trump administration's efforts to do so nationally have hit roadblocks.
Texas House Passes Bill To Raise Legal Age To Be Tried As Adult To 18A bill to raise the legal age to be tried as an adult to 18 has passes in the Texas House. Texas is only one of 6 states that still holds 17-year-olds criminally responsible as adults.
Texas Supreme Court Denies Affluenza Boy's AppealAffluenza boy Ethan Couch will remain behind bars after the Texas Supreme Court denies his request to have his two-year jail term invalidated.
Judge Rules Paxton Trial Moved To HoustonThe criminal trial of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will move to Houston
Court: Civil Rights Law Prohibits Discrimination Of LGBT A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old law.
Texas Judge Orders Exxon Mobil Case Transferred To New YorkA federal judge in Texas has ordered a case involving Exxon Mobil and the attorneys general of Massachusetts and New York be transferred from Texas to a federal court in New York.
Dallas Woman Sentenced To 60-Years For Deadly Buttocks InjectionsA Dallas salon worker has been sentenced to 60 years in prison after she was found guilty of murder in the death of a woman injected in the buttocks with industrial-grade silicone.
Former Texas Congressman Steve Stockman Charged With Diverting FundsA former congressman from Texas has been arrested and charged with conspiring to collect contributions intended for a charity and diverting them to campaign contributions and personal use.
Federal Judge Puts Trump's Revised Travel Ban On Hold, Government Vows FightA federal judge in Hawaii has put President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban on hold