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The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

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