Court: Asylum Not Automatic For Former Gang MembersImmigrants in the United States illegally are not automatically eligible for asylum on the basis that they are former gang members who risk persecution if they return home.
Federal Courts Asked To Halt Texas ExecutionAn 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.
Death Row Inmate's Case Headed To US Appeals CourtAttorneys for a Texas death row inmate set for execution next week have said they will ask a federal appeals court to halt the punishment.
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.
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.
Farmers Branch Illegal Immigrant Housing Ban Still BarredA federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling stopping Farmers Branch's ban on illegal immigrants seeking housing.