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.
The United States Supreme Court struck down a portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act requiring certain states, including Texas, to have voting law changes “pre-cleared” by federal courts.
The Supreme Court ruled that a part of the Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced unless there is a new way of determining which states require federal monitoring of elections.
The Supreme Court has sent a case on race-based college admissions back for another look. The decision leaves many of questions about the use of race in college admissions.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is in North Texas to give some insight into the nation’s highest court. He is set to address the State Bar of Texas at their annual meeting in Dallas.
Alito threw the ceremonial first pitch before the Texas Rangers’ home game against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.