'Tweeter Laureate' Texas Judge Nominated For Federal CourtPresident Donald Trump on Thursday named Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett one of four nominees for the 5th U.S. Court of Appeals.
Federal Appeals Court Orders Changes To Texas Voter ID LawThe ruling instructs a lower court to make changes that fix the "discriminatory effect" of the 2011 law in the months leading up to this fall's election.
Appeals Panel Hears Arguments On Obama Immigration ActionA federal appeals court in New Orleans is set to hear arguments over President Barack Obama's plan to protect from deportation as many as 5 million immigrants living in the United States illegally.
Texas Inmate Facing Execution Loses Appeal At Supreme CourtThe U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider an appeal from an East Texas man facing execution in March for a shootout that left two Henderson County sheriff's deputies dead nearly eight years ago.
Appeals Court Won't Reconsider Ruling In UT Affirmative Action CaseA federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a recent decision that upheld the use of race in University of Texas undergraduate admissions.
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.
Three Separate Texas Death Row Cases Lose AppealsTwo Supreme Court appeals and one Federal appeal from Texas death row inmates were all recently denied - moving the condemned one step closer to execution.
Court To Hear Texas Dispute Over Confederate FlagA 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.
Court Rejects Bid To Have Marijuana ReclassifiedA federal appeals court has rejected a petition to reclassify marijuana from its current status as a dangerous drug with no accepted medical use.
Texas Death Row Inmate Loses Impairment AppealA federal appeals court has rejected an East Texas inmate's claims that he's mentally impaired and ineligible for execution.
Condemned Dallas Man Loses Appeal In Rage SlayingsA 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.