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  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    Greg Abbott Threatens to Sue EPA...Again

    The past several years of Greg Abbott's political career have been one long, drawn-out pissing match with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. For an avowed tort-reformer, our Attorney General-turned GOP candidate for governor sure loves a good lawsuit when the feds are in the crosshairs, famou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    Courts are Making Interesting Rulings on Abortion Restrictions Similar to Those in Texas

    Texas is most likely on course to enact the last section of the state's stringent abortion laws, forcing all but six of the abortion clinics in Texas to close, but there are interesting goings-on as similar state abortion laws work through the court system. Last week, the Fifth Circuit Court of App ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Just a Matter of Time Before Gay Texans Start to Legally Marry --- It's NBD!

    Just as arch-conservative Arizona Governor Jan Brewer crumbled to public and political pressure and vetoed Arizona's so-called "anti-gay legislation," a Texas federal court judge (Hon. Orlando Garcia) in San Antonio struck down Texas's ban on same-sex marriage because it violated the equal protectio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    Bringing the Voting Rights Act Back to Life: Texas May Be Back on the "Pre-Clearance" List

    Last June, the four movement conservatives on the Supreme Court, joined by Anthony Kennedy, held that the Voting Rights Act's "pre-clearance" procedure was a relic of the past--the South, and society in general, had changed, the High Court told us. No longer did states and jurisdictions that had a h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    UPDATED SCOTUS: Defense of Marriage Act is Unconstitutional, Prop 8 Appeal Dismissed

    The Update: SCOTUS has effectively killed California's Proposition 8 -- and therefore allowed same-sex marriage to continue in that state -- by dismissing an appeal from the Prop's proponents. The justices ruled that the proponents did not have legal standing to appeal the California Supreme Court' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2007

    Abort Mission

    The Supreme Court announced Wednesday it will uphold a law banning late-term abortions. It is clear that everyone has an opinion on the matter, especially women, because they have a right as well – to live. The law does not create an exception when the mother’s health is at risk.

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Court Ruling Best Court Ruling

    The Supreme Court's sodomy decision

  • Culture

    December 28, 2000

    Blow Up the Box

    TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched...and watched