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FBI search of Trump home likely vetted carefully, despite Texas Republicans’ claims of a witch hunt

The FBI raid on former President Donald Trump has Republicans rallying to his defense, echoing his unfounded claims that it was a political hit job - but legal experts say there would have been a very high standard of probable cause to execute such a search.... Read more»

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Texas gov. says state is now busing migrants to New York City

Gov. Greg Abbott announced that Texas is now busing migrants from the Mexican border to New York City, the state’s latest confrontation with an East Coast city over the influx at the border - months after Texas began offering migrants rides to Washington, D.C.... Read more»

Volunteer networks in Mexico aid at-home abortions without involving doctors or clinics. They’re coming to Texas.

Before abortion was legal in parts of Mexico, an extensive “accompaniment” system grew to help women safely terminate pregnancies - its organizers are now moving abortion-inducing medication across the border and helping replicate the system in the U.S.... Read more»

En México, voluntarios ayudan con abortos en casa, sin médico. Este modelo ha llegado a Texas.

Los organizadores de un extenso sistema de "acompañamiento" para ayudar a las mujeres a interrumpir embarazos de manera segura ahora están trasladando medicamentos para inducir el aborto a través de la frontera y replicando el sistema en los EE. UU.... Read more»

Jury awards $4.1M to parents of Sandy Hook victims in defamation case vs. Alex Jones

A Texas jury on Thursday ordered conspiracy theorist and media personality Alex Jones to pay $4.1 million to the parents of a Sandy Hook shooting victim who sued him for defamation after he repeatedly claimed the school shooting was a hoax.... Read more»

Brittney Griner found guilty in Russian drug case, sentenced to 9 years

A Russian court on Thursday sentenced Brittney Griner, a WNBA basketball star and Houston native, to nine years in prison for bringing less than a gram of cannabis oil in vape cartridges into the country.... Read more»

Legal questions shroud Texas governor's move to bus migrants back to border

Texas Gov. Abbott's new decision to arrest migrants and actively bring them back to the border, essentially forcing a handoff to Border Patrol, represents a broadening of the state’s role in immigration enforcement - but experts disagree on how significant it is. ... Read more»

Calling busing of migrants from Texas a 'humanitarian crisis,' D.C. mayor asks Nat'l Guard for help

Warning that her city’s services have been overwhelmed, the mayor of Washington, D.C., has asked the Biden administration for the National Guard’s help in assisting migrants being bused to the nation’s capital by Texas and Arizona.... Read more»

U.S. reportedly offering prisoner trade with Russia in exchange for Texan Brittney Griner

The Biden administration has offered a deal to Russia to bring home Brittney Griner, a WNBA basketball player facing a trial on drug charges, and Paul Whelan, another American held in Russia, in exchange for Viktor Bout, a Russian arms trafficker.... Read more»

Lawyers preparing for abortion prosecutions warn about health care, data privacy

Despite fears of unconstitutional legal gambits and Big Brother-style tracking, reproductive justice lawyers say they are focused on educating people about what they can do to protect themselves right now — with the rights they still have available to them.... Read more»

Texas sues after Biden administration issues guidance saying doctors can perform abortions in emergencies

Texas is suing the Biden administration over guidance released Monday telling doctors they’re protected by federal law to terminate a pregnancy as part of emergency treatment when it is “the stabilizing treatment necessary” to resolve a medical emergency.... Read more»

With higher teen pregnancy & maternal death rates, Black women will bear brunt of new abortion limits

Texas’ abortion ban will disproportionately affect women of color, particularly Black women, who already face higher risks of health complications or death related to pregnancy or childbirth and will likely lead to an even higher risks.... Read more»

Texas gov empowers state authorities to return migrants to border crossings

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday cleared state authorities to return migrants they apprehend to the border, setting up a potential clash with the federal government over the authority to enforce immigration law.... Read more»

Texas GOP wants governor to deport migrants, but only federal gov't has that power

Immigration law enforcement falls under the jurisdiction of the federal government - but in recent months, a fringe legal theory has found more mainstream supporters who are calling on state leaders in Arizona and Texas to deport migrants with state resources. ... Read more»

U.S. charges driver & 3 others in deaths of 53 migrants found in tractor-trailer

Federal authorities have charged four men with human smuggling in the deaths of 53 migrants from Mexico and Central America who were found in a sweltering tractor-trailer in Southwest San Antonio on Monday.... Read more»

Supreme Court sends Biden admin's push to end 'remain in Mexico' back to Texas judge

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Biden administration has the right to end a Trump-era immigration policy that forces asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico as their cases make their way through U.S. immigration courts.... Read more»

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