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Federal judge in Texas strikes down Indian Child Welfare Act

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton argued that the law "elevates a child's race over their best interest."... Read more»

Texas and 6 other states sue to end DACA

The office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing to fight an Obama-era immigration measure that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants nationwide from deportation.... Read more»

Five days after Harvey, here's where things stand in Texas

Nearly five days after the hurricane-turned-tropical storm first touched Texas soil, Harvey has broken state rainfall records and sparked unprecedented flooding across Southeast Texas and the city of Houston, where residents are desperate for relief. ... Read more»

Fort Worth judge blocks Obama transgender guidelines

As millions of children head back to school, a federal judge in Fort Worth has temporarily blocked Obama administration guidelines directing the nation’s public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and other facilities that align with their gender identity.... Read more»

Federal judge approves plan to weaken Texas voter ID law

A federal judge on Wednesday approved a plan that says it won't be mandatory for Texans to present an ID in order to vote in the November general election. ... Read more»

Texas voter ID law violates Voting Rights Act, court rules

Texas’ voter identification law violates the U.S. law prohibiting racial discrimination in elections, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. ... Read more»

Texas loses fight with feds to keep Syrian refugees out

Texas on Thursday lost its fight against the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the state, ending a months-long battle during which Syrian refugees continued to arrive.... Read more»

Five years later, Texas voter ID suit still moving forward

Texas’ five-year-old voter identification law — among the nation's strictest — will face a fresh round of probing Tuesday in a long-winding lawsuit that may ultimately end up at the U.S. Supreme Court.... Read more»

Texas sues feds, relief agency, to block Syrian refugees

Texas has gone to federal court in its efforts to keep Syrian refugees out of the state, filing suit against the federal government and a refugee resettlement nonprofit.... Read more»

High court denies Texas 30-day extension in immigration case

The Obama administration won a small but significant battle on Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court denied Texas’ request for an extra 30 days to respond to the White House’s petition for review of a controversial immigration case.... Read more»

Texas asks for more time to respond to immigration appeal

The Texas Attorney General’s office is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for an extra 30 days to respond to the Obama Administration's appeal of lower court rulings that have blocked controversial changes in immigration enforcement.... Read more»

5th Circuit keeps hold on Obama immigration plans

A three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has once again ruled against the Obama administration’s controversial immigration program, upholding a lower court's injunction barring the plan from taking effect while awaiting the outcome of a full trial on the lawsuit's underlying arguments.... Read more»

Immigration

Judge denies emergency fix in Tx birth certificate case

A federal district judge Friday declined to order Texas officials to institute a temporary fix so children of undocumented immigrants born in the United States can get their birth certificates while a lawsuit filed by their parents is being tried. ... Read more»

Appeals court upholds Texas abortion restrictions

In a blow to the state's abortion providers, federal appeals judges on Tuesday upheld a state law requiring nearly all Texas facilities that perform the procedure to meet hospital-like standards. ... Read more»