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FEDERAL APPEALS COURT

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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Appeals Court Lets Texas Enforce Anti-Abortion Law

A federal appeals court Thursday allowed Texas to immediately begin enforcing tough new abortion restrictions that will effectively close all but seven abortion facilities in America’s second most-populous state.

10/02/2014

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Three Separate Texas Death Row Cases Lose Appeals

Two Supreme Court appeals and one Federal appeal from Texas death row inmates were all recently denied – moving the condemned one step closer to execution.

06/30/2014

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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

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Court Rejects Bid To Have Marijuana Reclassified

A federal appeals court has rejected a petition to reclassify marijuana from its current status as a dangerous drug with no accepted medical use.

01/22/2013

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Texas Death Row Inmate Loses Impairment Appeal

A federal appeals court has rejected an East Texas inmate’s claims that he’s mentally impaired and ineligible for execution.

11/21/2012

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Condemned Dallas Man Loses Appeal In Rage Slayings

A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from a suburban Dallas man sent to death row for the road rage slayings of two truck drivers 14 years ago.

09/15/2012