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Texas law prohibiting social media companies from banning users over their viewpoints reinstated by appeals court

A panel on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday reinstated a Republican-backed Texas law that prohibits large social media companies from banning users over their political viewpoints.... Read more»

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Texas abortion law challenge heads to state's supreme court, likely adding more delays to case

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday sent the legal challenge to Texas’ restrictive abortion law to the state’s Supreme Court, a move that is expected to significantly delay the case and that abortion opponents had hoped would occur.... Read more»

Abortion providers ask for Supreme Court intervention in challenge against Texas’ near total ban on the procedure

Abortion providers challenging a Texas law banning almost all abortions in the state asked the Supreme Court Monday to order the Fifth Circuit of Appeals to send their case to a federal district court in an attempt to avoid a delay in its resolution. ... Read more»

Challenge to vaccine-or-test mandate could upend already shaky precedent on agency deference

American jurisprudence on vaccine mandates dates back over 100 years, but the Supreme Court will likely focus on a 40-year-old administrative precedent to determine if President Joe Biden can require COVID-19 vaccines and testing for large private businesses. ... Read more»

Challenges mount at high court over OSHA vaccine-or-test mandate

The Supreme Court received at least 11 emergency applications on Monday challenging the federal mandate for businesses with over 100 employees to require COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly testing. ... Read more»

Texas AG Paxton vows to take fight against federal vaccine mandate to Supreme Court

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton pledged to take his fight against a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate to the Supreme Court after the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in a 2-1 vote that the mandate set by the Biden administration could go back into effect.... Read more»

Fifth Circuit overturns nationwide injunction on vaccine mandate for health care workers

The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday overruled a lower court’s nationwide injunction against a Biden administration mandate that required healthcare workers at federally funded facilities to receive COVID-19 vaccines. ... Read more»

5th Circuit: Biden administration must continue 'Remain in Mexico' program

A 5th Circuit panel late Monday rejected the Biden administration’s efforts to end a Trump-era immigration policy that forces some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for resolution of their cases, a week after the government restarted the program in compliance with an injunction. ... Read more»

‘Remain in Mexico’ migrant policy resumes, even as feds and Az advocates vow to end it

The Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy will resume, even as DHS vowed to continue working to end the program it is now being forced to reinstate. Opponents of the policy urged the Biden administration to terminate the “inhumane and illegal” program.... Read more»

Court order forces feds to revive Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' policy

The Department of Homeland Security said it reached a deal with Mexico on Thursday to restart the controversial Migrant Protection Protocols program, a policy that President Joe Biden suspended on his first day in office and formally terminated in June. ... Read more»

Feds ask appeals court to reinstate vaccine mandate for large businesses

The Biden administration urged an appeals court on Tuesday to lift a stay of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for big companies on the basis that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has the authority to protect citizens from "grave dangers in the workplace." ... Read more»

Biden's COVID-19 vaccine rules for big businesses temporarily blocked by federal appeals court

Republicans on Saturday claimed an early victory after a U.S. federal appeals court temporarily blocked the Biden administration from mandating that companies with more than 100 employees require workers to get coronavirus vaccines or submit to weekly testing.... Read more»

Biden administration makes case for end of Trump immigration program

The Biden administration urged a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals panel Tuesday to vacate an injunction ordering it to reinstate a Trump-era program that returned thousands of immigrants to Mexico to await resolution of their asylum cases. ... Read more»

Broader tribal sovereignty at stake in federal Indian Child Welfare Act case

A law to protect Native families from being separated is on a path to the Supreme Court where the 41-year-old law could be upended, and tribal advocates fear the real goal of the deep-pocketed effort to overturn the law is an erosion of tribal sovereignty to benefit special interests.... Read more»

Supreme Court set hearing on Texas abortion ban, leaving law in place for now

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear two cases challenging the near-total ban on abortions in Texas, will not block the ban while considering the case - and could take more action as soon as Friday afternoon. ... Read more»

Biden administration taking Texas abortion ban to top court

Just one day after the Fifth Circuit held that Texas’ near-total ban on abortions would remain in effect while it is challenged in court, the Justice Department said it intends to ask the Supreme Court to vacate the stay of the preliminary injunction against Texas Senate Bill 8.... Read more»

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