WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is taking on its first abortion case in eight years, a dispute over state regulation of abortion clinics. The justices said Friday they will hear arguments over a Texas law that would leave about 10 abortion clinics open across the state. A decision should come by late June, four months […]
WASHINGTON — Wherever their summer travels have taken them, Supreme Court justices probably will weigh in on Texas’ plans to execute two death row inmates in the week ahead. If past practice is any guide, the court is much more likely to allow the lethal-injection executions to proceed than to halt them. Opponents of the […]
HEMPSTEAD, Texas — A Texas prosecutor says the death of a black woman whose family disputes authorities’ finding that she hanged herself in a jail cell is being examined as thoroughly as a murder investigation. Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said Monday that there are many unanswered questions about the death of Sandra Bland, […]
WASHINGTON — Abortion is back before the Supreme Court, and the justices could signal by the end of June whether they are likely to take up the biggest case on the hot-button subject in nearly a quarter-century. If the court steps in, the hearing and the eventual ruling would come amid the 2016 presidential campaign. […]
Texas refused to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag.
Texas’ prison agency is scrambling to find a supplier to replenish its inventory of execution drugs, which will be used up if the state goes forward with two lethal injections scheduled for this week and next.
Hughes Network Systems LLC, of Germantown, a provider of broadband satellite systems and services, announced it has been awarded an expanded contract by the State of Texas Department of Information Resources for its offerings under the Texas Agency Network Next Generation Communications Technology Services program. Under the modification, Hughes can offer bandwidth tokens for small […]
Strip searches, abortion clinics and a former Gore lawyer round out this week's Law Blog Roundup.
Advocacy groups on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit alleging that sick, elderly and disabled prisoners are being exposed to dangerous heat at a Texas lockup that isn’t air-conditioned.
Texas can keep secret the name of its supplier for its execution drugs, the state attorney general determined after law enforcement argued that suppliers face serious danger.
NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court heard arguments Monday on whether the state of Texas can enforce a law that led to the closing of several abortion clinics, a case that ultimately appears bound for the U.S. Supreme Court. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans didn’t […]
MIDLAND, Texas — When the rain stopped falling in Texas, the prairie grass yellowed, the soil cracked and oil drillers were confronted with a crisis. After years of easy access to cheap, plentiful water, the land they prized for its vast petroleum wealth was starting to dry up. At first, the drought that took hold […]