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5th Circuit Court of Appeals

5th Circuit v. 5 Million Parents and DREAMers in America

Rocio Saenz | Posted 10.15.2016 | Politics
Rocio Saenz

Only days are left before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals can issue a ruling which the Supreme Court can review on President Obama's deferred action initiatives, better known as DAPA and expanded DACA.

Samantha Lachman

Many Clinics Likely To Close As Federal Appeals Court Upholds Texas Abortion Restrictions | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld some of the most onerous parts of a Texas abortion law, which is...

Federal Appeals Court Considers Controversial Texas Voter ID Bill

Texas Tribune | Jim Malewitz | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS – A federal appellate judge on Tuesday questioned why the Texas Legislature had not addressed concerns that its four-year-old voter ID l...

What Marriage Equality Means for Mississippi

Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara

An unjust law has been struck down, ensuring that elders will live out their final years knowing they are equal in their home state, ushering in an era in which a gay kid growing up in Mississippi will be able to envision a future in which she marries the love of her life in her hometown.

John Rudolf

Texas Executes Man With 61 IQ | John Rudolf | Posted 08.07.2012 | Crime

NEW YORK -- Texas authorities executed Marvin Wilson, a 54-year-old death row inmate, on Tuesday night after his attorneys failed to convince state an...

John Rudolf

Execution Looms For Texas Man With 61 IQ: "We're Talking About A Mental Child" | John Rudolf | Posted 08.07.2012 | Crime

Marvin Wilson was always slow. Growing up in extreme poverty in east Texas in the 1960s, he struggled with basic tasks, like tying his shoes, count...

Mike Sacks

Eric Holder Backs Up President's Supreme Court Comments | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Continuing the politically charged back-and-forth between the executive and judicial branches over President Barack Obama's health care ...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Steps Into Texas Redistricting Fight | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

The Supreme Court on Friday night announced that it will hear oral argument to consider the constitutionality of Texas redistricting plans drawn up by...

SHOCK: Court Rules High School Cheerleader Is Required To Cheer For Her Alleged Rapist

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, one of the most right-wing courts in the country, sanctioned a former high school cheerleade...