More Than 50 Federal Judge Nominees Waiting On SenateSenate confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominees slowed to a halt this election year, a common political occurrence. But more than 90 vacancies in the federal judiciary are taking a toll on judges, the courts and Americans seeking recourse.
Judge: No Birth Certificates To Immigrant Kids Born In TexasA federal judge has chosen for now not to force Texas health officials to change their stance in denying birth certificates to immigrant families with U.S- born children.
Federal Judge Issues Ruling In Arlington Open Carry LawsuitIn a short ruling this morning, Federal Judge Reed O'Connor has sided with the organization Open Carry Tarrant County and ruled against the city of Arlington.
Feds, Defense Turn To DNA In Kansas Identity Theft Case A federal judge has postponed the Kansas trial of a man charged with assuming the identity of a dead Texas boy.
Texas Voter ID Law Blocked By Federal Judge A federal judge filed a permanent injunction against enforcement of a tough Texas voter ID law.
Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law A federal judge has blocked enforcement of a Texas voter ID law just weeks ahead of the November elections.
Federal Judge Halts Key Part Of Texas Abortion Law A federal judge has thrown out new abortion restrictions that would have banned the procedure at most Texas facilities where women can legally end a pregnancy.
Judge Questions Burdens For Texas Abortion Access New Texas abortion restrictions that would leave nearly 1 million women without any close options to end a pregnancy left a federal judge Wednesday signaling unease with the long drives the law would cause some abortion-seekers.
Federal Judge Halts 2 Texas Executions Over Drug SecrecyThe Texas attorney general's office says it is appealing a federal judge's order stopping the state from executing two condemned inmates until prison officials disclose information about the supplier of a new batch of drugs that would be used to kill them.
Judge Hears Challenge Of Texas' Gay Marriage Ban Attorneys for two same-sex couples have faced off with the Texas attorney general's office over whether a federal judge should lift the state ban on gay marriage.
Inmate Guilty Of Trying To Have North Texas Judge Killed A federal inmate has been found guilty of trying to hire someone to kill a North Texas federal judge.
Parts Of New Texas Abortion Law Ruled Unconstitutional A federal judge has ruled that new abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature are unconstitutional and should not take effect as planned on Tuesday.