U.S. Supreme Court
The future of Texas’ voting districts is again in question after a federal court Tuesday found evidence of discrimination in new district maps approved by the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature last year.
The state of Texas has executed a convicted killer whose lawyers say shouldn’t have been eligible for the death penalty because of his low IQ.
The U.S. Supreme Court has turned away a request from the city of Arlington over the issue of sidewalks and the disabled.
Minority groups that claim Texas’ new political maps are unfair have asked a three-judge panel to take their time drafting new maps.
The Supreme Court has thrown out electoral maps drawn by federal judges in Texas that favored minorities.
Presidential contender Rick Perry said there are eight Supreme Court justices, not nine, and flubbed Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s name in an editorial board meeting in Iowa.
It’s been 30 years since Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. An exhibit about her life opens this week at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth.