Tag Archives: Texas

Texas Moves To Ban Local Nondiscrimination Ordinances By
In the wake of a “bathroom bill” passed by the Texas Senate last month that is being called anti-transgender and discriminatory, the State House has proposed legislation to ban local nondiscrimination ordinances. Senate Bill 6,...
Disturbing Video Shows Police Shoot Unarmed Elderly Navy Veteran By
Bell County, TX — The following graphic account of an officer-involved shooting from August 30, 2016, serves to illustrate the failures of modern-day policing, officer training, and complexities of demanding 100 percent compliance of the general population during a traffic...
Court: Texas Intentionally Redrew Voting Districts To Dilute Minority Votes By
Texas lawmakers intentionally diluted the political clout of minority voters in drawing the state’s House districts, a panel of federal judges ruled Thursday. In a long-awaited ruling, the San Antonio-based panel found that lawmakers in 2011 either violated the U.S....
Texas Residents Brace For Border Wall Eminent Domain Battles By
A group of Texas attorneys launched a campaign Wednesday to help ensure that property owners on the state’s southern border are properly compensated should the Trump administration seize their lands for a border wall. The Texas Civil Rights Project says it will focus...
Federal Court: Texas Crafted Voter ID Law To Hurt Minority Voters By
For the fifth time, a court has ruled that a Texas voter identification law was passed with the intention of discriminating against black and Hispanic voters in the state—hopefully sounding “the death knell” for the egregious voter suppression effort. Judge...
Why Texas Ag Chief Sid Miller Signed A Deal With Illegal Israeli Settlements By
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, the cowboy hat-wearing Republican who often draws attention for posting controversial messages on social media, made a bold geopolitical statement during an international trip he wrapped up Wednesday: He opened up trade relations...
Texas AG Sued To Keep A Bible Quote In school Now Troubled By Muslim Prayers By
Every day at lunch, a handful of teenagers in Frisco, Texas, would pop into room C112, face a whiteboard and kneel for one of their five daily prayers. It was just a spare classroom, used for everything from teachers’ grading to Buddhist meditation, school officials...
Federal Panel Rules Texas Must Redraw Intentionally Discriminatory Congressional Districts By
Some of Texas’ 36 congressional districts violate either the U.S. Constitution or the federal Voting Rights Act, a panel of federal judges ruled Friday. In a long-delayed ruling, the judges ruled 2-1 that the Texas Legislature must redraw the political maps it most recently...
Texas Counties Trying To Kill Effort To Allow Public Access To Court Records By
(REPORT) — Nathan Hecht, chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court, has noticed a curious trend in the state’s legal system: Folks are increasingly representing themselves in legal disputes, forgoing lawyers altogether. “They really need legal help, but they don’t...
Proposed Sandra Bland Act Would Change Processes For Police, Jails By
(REPORT) — State Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, on Thursday filed House Bill 2702, dubbed the Sandra Bland Act. The exhaustive piece of legislation would expand what qualifies as racial and ethnic profiling; mandate people experiencing a mental health crisis and substance...