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Federal Courts Asked To Halt Texas Execution

An appeals court is considering whether a condemned Texas killer should be spared Wednesday so he can undergo more mental examinations to support arguments that he’s delusional.

12/02/2014

An inmate waits for the bars to a dorm at a minimum-security facility in Texas to be opened. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

Death Row Inmate’s Case Headed To US Appeals Court

Attorneys for a Texas death row inmate set for execution next week have said they will ask a federal appeals court to halt the punishment.

CBS 11–11/28/2014

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, TX (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Texas Man Condemned For Killing 3 Children Loses Appeal

A 35-year-old man sentenced to die for the deaths of his daughter and two other young girls in an east central Texas house fire 14 years ago has lost a federal court appeal, moving him a step closer to execution.

10/15/2014

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Ex-EPA Official Says Texas Court Wins Won’t Last

A former Environmental Protection Agency administrator who resigned after using the word “crucify” to describe his approach to violators says recent court decisions striking down federal pollution rules are delaying the inevitable.

09/23/2012

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Farmers Branch Illegal Immigrant Housing Ban Still Barred

A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling stopping Farmers Branch’s ban on illegal immigrants seeking housing.

03/21/2012