A new abortion law will stay in effect in Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to intervene. Liberal justices wanted to block the law until the appeals process was finished.
On Tuesday the United States Supreme Court announced it refuses to block Texas abortion restrictions.
The Supreme Court will not review an Oklahoma court ruling that struck down a state law limiting drug-induced abortions.
Planned Parenthood asked the Supreme Court Monday to place Texas’ new abortion restrictions on hold.
An Alabama church is marking the 50th anniversary of Ku Klux Klan bombing that claimed the lives of four young black girls.
The NAACP has asked to join the Justice Department’s lawsuit to overturn the voter ID law in Texas.
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.
The Justice Department says it will sue Texas over the state’s voter ID law and will seek to intervene in a lawsuit over the state’s redistricting laws.
Politicians across the state are announcing their candidacies and hiring campaign workers, but the ongoing battle over redistricting could again delay the March primaries and make life difficult for incumbents.
Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Jack Hightower, a Democrat who also served a decade in Congress under three different presidents, has died. He was 86.
An estimated 400 supporters of same-sex marriage gathered in celebration Wednesday night around the Legacy of Love monument in Oak Lawn.
The Supreme Court is expected to rule on two landmark cases regarding gay marriage on Wednesday that could have ripple affects across the nation.