Texas top court deems smokable hemp ban constitutional

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The Supreme Court of Texas Friday ruled to uphold a state ban that “prohibits the processing and manufacturing of smokable hemp products.” The department then appealed the decision directly to the Texas Supreme Court. .

Rural Texas DAs’ Big Prosecution Dreams

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Legislation may be introduced allowing rural Texas DAs to prosecute people outside of their jurisdictions, greasing a slippery slope. Wade SCOTUS Supreme Court decision Texas Times v.

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Texas attorney general investigating Walmart opioid sales

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Tuesday said that he had launched an investigation into whether Walmart improperly filled prescriptions for controlled substances and whether it failed to report suspicious orders, as required under the law.

US appeals court rules University of Texas must face affirmative action lawsuit

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Monday that Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) can continue their lawsuit against the University of Texas Austin (UT) for racial discrimination in their admissions process. University of Texas.

DOJ sues Texas over voting restrictions

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed suit against Texas Thursday, claiming its recent voting restrictions violate federal voting rights. The DOJ asked the court to enjoin Texas from enforcing the recently signed law.

Texas judge issue temporary restraining order, prohibits harassment of black voters

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The US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Divison Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order to prohibit poll workers from harassing Black voters at a polling center in Beaumont, Texas.

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Texas appeals court reinstates injunction preventing state from investigating parents of trans youth

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The Third Texas Court of Appeals Monday reinstated an injunction to stop the state from proceeding with an investigation into the parents of a transgender teenager. The state appealed the injunction on an accelerated basis under Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 29.3.

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Texas Supreme Court: state may investigate gender affirming care as child abuse

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The Texas Supreme Court Friday ruled that state agencies in Texas may investigate gender affirming care as child abuse but that the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is not bound to undertake any such investigations.

Texas court temporarily enjoins six-week abortion ban

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Texas judge Karin Crump of the Travis County District Court issued a temporary injunction on Monday that preventing Texas Right to Life from enforcing the new six-week abortion ban against Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.

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Texas AG sues Google over collection of facial and vocal recognition data

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Thursday sued Google for allegedly collecting biometric data on millions of Texans without their informed consent. The post Texas AG sues Google over collection of facial and vocal recognition data appeared first on JURIST - News.

Harris County, Advocacy Groups Sue on Texas’s Possible New Voting Rules

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The lawsuit was filed even before Texas Gov. Lawsuits & Litigation Political Litigation Greg Abbott lawsuit litigation Senate Bill 1 Texas texas legislataure texas sb1 texas voting rulesGreg Abbott signed the rules into effect.

Murder charge dropped against Texas woman for alleged ‘self-induced abortion’

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The district attorney for Starr County, Texas, Sunday announced that a murder charge would be dismissed against a woman in connection with a “self-induced abortion.” ” “In reviewing applicable Texas law, it is clear that Ms.

Texas residents file lawsuit over library censorship

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Seven residents of Llano County, Texas Monday filed a federal lawsuit against elected officials and library leaders regarding restricted access to and removal of library books. ” The post Texas residents file lawsuit over library censorship appeared first on JURIST - News.

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Texas abortion ban cases

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Texas , two cases concerning a Texas law that effectively bans all abortions after six weeks. During oral arguments, the plaintiffs argued that “ Texas delegated enforcement to literally any person anywhere except its own state officials.

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Texas authorities launch investigation into Florida governor’s flight of migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard

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Texas authorities Monday announced a criminal investigation into Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ operation which flew approximately 50 Venezuelan migrants into Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Texas schedules first execution of 2022 implicating pending SCOTUS religious freedom case

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A Texas judge issued an amended execution order Tuesday for Carl Wayne Buntion and set his execution date for April 21, 2022. He is now the oldest death row inmate in Texas. Petitioner John Henry Remirez is also a death row inmate in Texas.

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US federal judge blocks Texas social media censorship law

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US District Judge Robert Pitman for the Western District of Texas Wednesday blocked a Texas law that would prohibit large social media platforms from censoring users based on their viewpoints. In September, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the bill into law. .

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Federal appeals court orders clarification on SB8 enforcement from Texas Supreme Court

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Monday ruled that the Texas State Supreme Court must consider questions of enforcement of controversial abortion law SB8 before Whole Woman’s Health v.

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Texas judge blocks federal employee vaccine mandate

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A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas Friday blocked the Biden administration’s federal employee vaccine requirement. The post Texas judge blocks federal employee vaccine mandate appeared first on JURIST - News.

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Texas AG includes Google’s Incognito mode in geo-location lawsuit

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Thursday amended the initial lawsuit against Google to include claims regarding Google’s Incognito mode as another violation of Texas’ Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

US Supreme Court temporarily blocks Texas social media law

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The US Supreme Court Tuesday temporarily blocked a Texas social media law in a 5-4 vote. The law, Texas House Bill 20 (HB20), prohibits social media platforms from censoring users “based on viewpoint” and requires them to release biannual transparency reports.

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Texas Supreme Court rules Facebook can be sued for sex trafficking

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The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that federal law does not grant Facebook immunity against lawsuits for users who use its platform to lure minors into sex trafficking.

Texas district court rules DACA unlawful

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A federal district court judge in the southern district of Texas ruled Friday that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was illegally created and issued a permanent injunction against the program.

DOJ requests emergency order to block Texas abortion ban

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an emergency motion Tuesday seeking to immediately block Texas’ controversial abortion restriction pending further proceedings. The DOJ filed suit against Texas earlier this month, challenging the constitutionality of Senate Bill 8 (SB 8).

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Texas federal judge rules HIV preventative-care mandate violates private employer’s religious rights

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A Texas federal judge Wednesday ruled that private employers do not have to provide health insurance coverage for HIV prevention drugs (PrEP drugs) and other preventative care if it violates their religious rights.

Texas sues Biden administration over executive order protecting access to abortions

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Texas Thursday filed a lawsuit challenging President Joseph Biden’s executive order which preempts states’ abortion laws with federal law when emergency care is required to save a mother’s life.

Disability Advocates Sue Texas Gov. Abbott on Statewide Mask Mandate Ban

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The lawsuit claims that Texas's statewide ban on mask mandates endangers disabled and medically compromised schoolchildren. Featured Article Lawsuits & Litigation disability rights texas ga 38 lawsuit litigation mask mandate masks in texas schools public schools Texas

Texas governor signs election bill further restricting voting rights

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Texas Governor Greg Abbot signed Senate Bill 1 into law on Tuesday placing further restrictions on voting in the state. ” The Texas legislature passed SB 1 last week. However, Texas law enforcement officers lacked jurisdiction beyond state lines.

Texas Awards Statewide CMS Contracts

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Presidio County Courthouse Via press release, August 31, 2021 – The Texas Office of Court Administration (OCA) announced today that it has selected three vendors to support Texas’ new statewide Uniform Case Management System (UCMS).

Texas voters challenge new redistricting maps

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Texas voters and grassroots political organization Voto Latino filed a lawsuit Monday in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas against Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Secretary of State John Scott, challenging Texas Senate Bill 6.

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Texas AG Pursues Case Against Walmart’s Pharmacies

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The state of Texas launched an investigation against Walmart for its alleged role in the opioid crisis.

“Vacatur and United States v. Texas”

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Texas”: Samuel Bray has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.” Texas” appeared first on How Appealing “Vacatur and United States v. ” Also at that blog, Will Baude has a related post titled “ Vacatur and the Catron Principle.” ” The post “Vacatur and United States v.

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Lawsuit challenges Texas directive to investigate families of trans youth

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of Texas and Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) from enforcing a directive to investigate families of transgender youth and the medical professionals who treat them.

Texas legislature passes elections bill tightening voting restrictions

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The Texas legislature on Tuesday passed a bill containing a set of new voting restrictions that will tighten the state’s already strict voting rules, which is considered some of the strictest in the nation.

Federal court finds Texas Governor’s ban on mask mandates violates ADA

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The US District Court for the Western District of Texas ruled that Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order banning mask mandates violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on Wednesday.

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