Texas appeals court order blocking ‘Heartbeat’ anti-abortion law

U.S. 10/07/21, 16:15

Texas's attorney general office vowed to appeal a court order that blocks the state's "Heartbeat" law on Oct. 6. Federal Judge Robert Pitman temporarily blocked legislation that bans abortion after a fetus heartbeat is detected–roughly six weeks into pregnancy. This came despite the rule saving more than 3,000 unborn babies since ...

Biden defies Supreme Court order to reinstate ‘stay in Mexico’ policy

Middle East 09/30/21, 18:10

Joe Biden's administration will resist a judicial ruling to bring back the previous administration's immigration policy on Sept. 29. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will completely eliminate the Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" program. The move came despite a U.S. Supreme Court decision to reinstate the policy. The program, also known as ...

Texas sues Biden administration for pro-transgender rules on state land

U.S. 09/21/21, 16:22

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office launched legal action to overturn the Biden administration's June guidance that protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees. BL understands the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's guidance includes one rule, requiring employers to let workers to use restrooms that match the gender they identify most ...

Satanic group joins legal battle against Texas Heartbeat Act

U.S. 09/05/21, 23:02

An anti-Christ religious organization joined the growing number of groups that oppose Texas's latest abortion ban. The Texas Heartbeat Act took effect on September 1 and prohibits abortion from six weeks into pregnancy, when a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The new rule caused significant outcry from pro-choice groups that resorted to ...

Texas Supreme Court agrees with GOP Gov. Greg Abbott on no mask mandate

U.S. 08/16/21, 02:53

The Texas Supreme Court removed a temporary restraining order on a Republican governor's directive that masks should be worn voluntarily on Aug. 15. This decision temporarily prevents the lower court in Bexar and Court of Appeals in Dallas County from implementing a mask mandate they introduced two days earlier, according to ...

Joe Biden: GOP elected officials who supported overturning the election were ‘so extreme we have never seen it before’

2022 Campaign 12/15/20, 01:40

A Democrat who wants to be the next president used a victory speech to declare Trump supporters extremists for challenging the outcome of the election. Joe Biden strongly criticized Republican elected officials for exercising their constitutional right to scrutinize the November presidential race outcome. The Democrat accused 126 Republican members of the ...

Prosecutors in fraud case against Texas AG dealt new setback

U.S. 06/19/19, 11:33

Special prosecutors who've threatened to quit the criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton have lost another battle over their pay, throwing the case into new uncertainty.The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday refused to reconsider a 2018 ruling that effectively denied special prosecutors nearly $200,000 they say ...

Texas AG Ken Paxton officially launches investigation into Chick-Fil-A ban

U.S. 03/28/19, 18:19

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced on Thursday that he will be launching an investigation into San Antonio city councilmen after they banned Chick-fil-A from the San Antonio International Airport over “anti-LGBTQ behavior.” “I have directed my office to open an investigation into whether the City’s action violates state law,” Paxton ...

Judge orders Texas not to purge voters after botching list

U.S. 02/27/19, 16:17

Saying there is no evidence of widespread election fraud in Texas, a federal judge Wednesday blocked the removal of any registered voter after state Republican leaders loudly but wrongly questioned the U.S. citizenship of tens of thousands of people. The decision by U.S. District Judge Fred Biery of San Antonio temporarily ...

Texas senator defends bill empowering husband’s office

U.S. 02/19/19, 17:05

The wife of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says a bill she filed that would change state securities law "has literally nothing to do" with her husband's criminal case on charges of defrauding investors.Republican state Sen. Angela Paxton was elected in November. She said Tuesday she didn't consult with her ...

Court ruling against prosecutors a win for indicted Texas AG

U.S. 11/21/18, 13:39

The fate of the long-running criminal case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has faced securities fraud charges since 2015, was thrown into further uncertainty Wednesday after a court ruled against prosecutors who have threatened to quit if they're not paid. The decision is a victory for Paxton, a Republican, ...

Cruz-O’Rourke hogs the attention, but Texas ballot is loaded

U.S. 11/05/18, 23:36

The U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke has grabbed most of the attention, but Texas has a full slate of candidates on the midterm ballot.FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2016 file photo, Republican U.S. Rep. Will Hurd talks with a supporter at ...

Texas attorney general favored to win while under indictment

Texas 10/27/18, 12:31

Three years ago, criminal charges against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton appeared to put his political future in peril.But the Republican enters November's midterm elections favored to win a second a term while remaining under indictment. Paxton has pleaded not guilty to charges of securities fraud over allegations that he ...

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