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Court To Review Political License Plates

The Supreme Court is taking on a free speech case concerning a proposed specialty license plate in Texas that would prominently feature the Confederate battle flag.

12/05/2014

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Supreme Court Justices Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case

A pregnancy discrimination case is in front of the Supreme Court and its outcome could affect women across the country. A former UPS worker says she was forced into taking unpaid leave when she became pregnant.

12/04/2014

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Supreme Court Asked To Halt Texas Execution

Attorneys who contend a Texas death row inmate set for execution this week is too mentally ill for execution have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the punishment.

12/01/2014

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Texas Death Row Inmate Loses At Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from a 42-year-old man sent to death row for killing a North Texas police officer and another man in a shootout at an Ellis County convenience store 12 years ago.

11/10/2014

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Justices Allow Texas Use Of New Voter ID Law

The Supreme Court allows Texas to use the new voter identification law for November elections.

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Texas Asks Supreme Court To Preserve Voter ID Law

Attorney General Greg Abbott is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to keep the state’s voter ID law in place with early voting starting next week.

10/16/2014

The Routh Street Women's Clinic in Dallas is one of many clinics, which will shutter if tougher abortion restrictions are passed. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Abortion Clinics Reopen After Court Reprieve

Texas abortion clinics that closed under tough new restrictions began reopening Wednesday after winning a reprieve at the U.S. Supreme Court, but the facilities were scheduling women with uncertainty and skeleton staffs.

10/16/2014

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Supreme Court Puts Texas Abortion Law On Hold

Supreme Court puts on hold Texas law that would close most of state’s abortion facilities.

10/14/2014

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Tough Texas Abortion Law May Head To Supreme Court

Abortion-rights lawyers are predicting “a showdown” at the U.S. Supreme Court after federal appellate judges allowed full implementation of a law that has closed more than 80 percent of Texas’ abortion clinics.

10/03/2014

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Condemned Killer Of 2 Set To Die In Texas

The U.S. Supreme Court considered whether to keep Texas inmate Willie Trottie from the death chamber Wednesday evening for the slayings 21 years ago in Houston of his former common-law wife and her brother.

09/10/2014

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Obama Gives Protection To Gay, Transgender Workers

President Barack Obama is signing executive orders that will give federal workers and contractors who are gay and transgender new protections.

07/21/2014

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Ruling Impact On Birth Control Coverage Mixed

Business owners who don’t want to pay for employee birth control are ending that coverage after the Supreme Court said they could choose on grounds of religious beliefs.

07/03/2014

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