The convicted man’s lawyer called the prospect of his execution “an ugly spectacle.”
U.S. Supreme Court
A federal court delivers a stern warning but no relief despite Texas’ long history of deliberately discriminatory voting laws.
The ruling sets a nearly impossible standard for proving allegations of “discriminatory intent,” the only way left to rein in states that pass racist voting laws.
Li, who grew up in Texas, has followed Texas’ seven-year legal fight to dilute minority voting power from the beginning.
The Houston conservative's ability to blend politics and religion makes him a particularly potent force.
The U.S. Supreme Court won’t intervene in Houston case challenging benefits for same-sex spouses of city employees.
The high court’s intervention raises the possibility that next year’s election may feature “intentionally discriminatory” congressional and state House districts.
In his ruling, Judge Lee Yeakel said that unless Roe v. Wade is overturned, he will continue applying the constitutional standard of no “undue burden” on women.
Couples turn to the federal courts after Texas’ highest court ruled against benefits for same-sex spouses of government employees.
The Trump presidency and possible changes to the Supreme Court raise the stakes for the state’s next abortion fight.