Inmate On Texas Death Row For More Than 45 Years Has Sentence Overturned On AppealRaymond Riles’ “death sentence can no longer stand” because the 70-year-old inmate’s history of mental illness was not properly considered by jurors, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled.
Dallas Given Green Light To Remove Confederate MonumentDallas is now allowed to remove its Confederate monument at Pioneer Park after an appeals court dissolved an order that had barred the city from taking it down.
Federal Appeals Court Temporarily Halts Expansion Of Mail-In Voting For Texas Residents Concerned About COVID-19A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked a ruling in Texas that expanded mail-in voting for residents who are concerned about contracting the coronavirus.
Setback For Texas Pro-Life Groups After Appeals Court Allows Medication Abortions During PandemicA federal appeals court panel ruled that medication abortions, pills taken to terminate a pregnancy, can be provided in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic.
Dallas City Council Settles Exxxotica Lawsuit For $650,000The lawsuit made it to the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans, which ruled against the city, paving the way for the settlement agreement.
Execution Delayed For Texas Man Convicted Of Killing 13-Month-Old Girl In 'Exorcism'A Texas appeals court has delayed this week's scheduled execution of Blaine Milam who is convicted of killing his girlfriend's 13-month-old daughter during what the couple had said was part of an "exorcism."
Judge Denies Rapper Meek Mill's Request For New TrialA judge has denied rapper Meek Mill's petition for a new trial in his decade-old drug and gun convictions despite support for the request by the district attorney's office.
Appeals Court Blocks Upcoming Execution Of East Texas Man AgainClifton Williams was set to die June 21 for the fatal beating and stabbing of Cecilia Schneider at her Tyler home in 2005.
Man Ordered Shocked By Texas Judge Gets New TrialAn appeals court has ordered a new trial for a man whom a judge, impatient with the defendant's disruptions, ordered to be jolted several times with 50,000 volts from a shock belt.
Appeals Court Weighs Intent Of Texas' Strict Voter ID LawThe new law clarified that both U.S. passport books and cards would be accepted. But it didn't expand the list of seven acceptable IDs beyond those in the 2011 version of a law that critics said was the toughest voter ID law in the country.
4 Texas Death Row Inmates Lose Appeals At US Supreme CourtFour death row inmates in Texas have lost their appeals at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Federal Court Clears Way For Immigrant Teen To Get AbortionA U.S. appeals court has cleared the way for a 17-year-old immigrant held in federal custody to obtain an abortion.
Elliott's Appeals Court Hearing Ends Without A Ruling MondayA federal appeals court could rule as early as Tuesday on whether Ezekiel Elliott must begin serving a six-game suspension.
Appeals Court Orders Review In Fort Worth Death Penalty CaseTilon Carter is on death row for 2004 killing of James Tomlin during a robbery at his home.
Court: Texas Can Enforce More Of 'Sanctuary Cities' LawTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton said the decision would allow the state to "enforce the core" of the law while opponents predicted that the actual effect would be limited.