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Hispanic Group, NAACP Join Texas Voter ID Lawsuit

The Mexican American Legislative Caucus and the Texas NAACP filed a lawsuit Tuesday to overturn the state’s Voter ID law, joining the Justice Department in fighting the law.

09/17/2013

American Airlines unveils a new company logo and exterior paint scheme on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft on January 17, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Federal Judge Delays Approval Of American Airlines Bankruptcy Plan

A federal judge has refused to approve American Airline’s reorganization plan, which would allow it to exit bankruptcy.

CBS 11–08/29/2013

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Gov’t Seeks To Delay Airline-Merger Trial Until March

The U.S. government wants to wait until March for a trial on its lawsuit aimed at blocking the merger of American Airlines and US Airways.

08/27/2013

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NAACP LDF To Join Federal Lawsuit Over Texas Voter ID

The NAACP has asked to join the Justice Department’s lawsuit to overturn the voter ID law in Texas.

08/27/2013

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Controversial Texas Voter ID Law Likely Enforced Next Week

Unless a federal judge intervenes, the South Texas city of Edinburg could be the first to enforce a new voter ID law next week, and lawyers will likely use the special election to gather evidence to strengthen lawsuits to block it in the future.

08/23/2013

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DFW Chambers Of Commerce Show Support For AA/US Airways Merger

Two North Texas Chamber of Commerce presidents tell Attorney General Greg Abbott to back off when it comes to the American Airlines/US Airways merger.

08/19/2013

Exhaust plumes from cooling towers at a coal-fired power station on August 10, 2010. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Dallas Based Luminant Sued For Pollution

The Justice Department has filed a clean-air lawsuit against Dallas-based Luminant Generation over pollution from two coal-fired East Texas power plants.

08/17/2013

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Texas AG Explains State’s Lawsuit To Block AA/US Airways Merger

In his first remarks, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott seeks to explain why his office joined the U.S. Justice Department’s lawsuit to block the proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways.

08/16/2013

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Judge Delays Decision On Approving American Airlines’ Reorganization Plan To Exit Bankruptcy

After an extended court hearing, a bankruptcy judge in New York delayed his decision on approving American Airlines’ reorganization plan to exit bankruptcy.

CBS 11–08/15/2013

A US Airways tail rest on the tarmac near two American Airlines planes. (credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Expert: Lawsuit Will Likely Delay AA Bankruptcy By Months

We know the merger between American Airlines and US Airways is being delayed from next month until at least the end of the year.

CBS 11–08/14/2013

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Government, States Challenge American Airlines/US Air Merger

The Justice Department and a number of state attorneys general on Tuesday challenged a proposed $11 billion merger between US Airways Group Inc. and American Airlines’ parent company, AMR Corp.

08/13/2013

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the 2013 America Bar Association (ABA) annual meeting on August 12, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Holder is seeking changes in the minimum penalties of certain low-level drug related crimes. (credit: Getty Images)

Holder Proposes Shorter Sentences For Some Drug Crimes

With the U.S. facing massive overcrowding in its prisons, Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh sentences for certain drug-related crimes.

08/12/2013

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