Texas secessionists sue Facebook’s parent company under social media censorship law that’s yet to take effect – Houston Public Media
The law, passed last year as House Bill 20, was recently stayed by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, pending an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.houstonpublicmedia.org
Alabama calls off execution after difficulties inserting IV
Alabama has called off the scheduled execution of a man convicted in the 1988 murder-for-hire slaying of a preacher’s wife after the state had trouble establishing venous access and the state faced a midnight deadline to get the execution underway.
Judge overturns Georgia's ban on abortion around 6 weeks
A judge overturned Georgia’s ban on abortion starting around six weeks into a pregnancy, ruling Tuesday that it violated the U.S. Constitution and U.S. Supreme Court precedent when it was enacted. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney's ruling applies statewide. Kara Richardson, a spokesperson for Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, said in an email that the office intends to pursue an “immediate appeal."news.yahoo.com
Supreme Court to hear arguments in landmark cases that could end affirmative action in university admissions
The U.S. Supreme Court may end affirmative action in university admissions through two cases it is set to hear Monday involving suits against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.foxnews.com
Trump's legal team responds to Jan. 6 subpoena
Former President Donald Trump's legal team has responded to a subpoena from the January 6th committee. Trump's attorneys say they will analyze and respond appropriately to this "unprecedented action." CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane joins CBS News to discuss.news.yahoo.com
Graham asks Supreme Court to intervene after election ruling
Sen. Lindsey Graham has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene after a lower court ordered him to testify before a special grand jury in Georgia investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in the state.
Supreme Court rejects request to block Biden student loan debt forgiveness program
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett poses during a group portrait at the Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., October 7, 2022. The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a request to block implementation of the Biden administration's student loan debt relief program. Justice Amy Coney Barrett denied the emergency application to block the program, which had been filed by a Wisconsin taxpayers group on Wednesday. The plan, which is set to take effect this weekend, will cancel up to $20,000 in student debt for millions of borrowers. Please check back for updates.cnbc.com
US Supreme Court denies Oklahoma death row inmate's appeal
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a last-minute appeal filed by Oklahoma death row inmate Benjamin Cole, paving the way for him to receive a lethal injection on Thursday. Cole, 57, was convicted and sentenced to death for killing his 9-month-old daughter Brianna Taylor by forcibly bending the infant backward, breaking her spine. Prosecutors allege Cole was angry at the child for crying while he was playing a video game.news.yahoo.com
Ken Paxton, Texas’ election denier-in-chief, closes in on third term
That Paxton is so close to securing his reelection this November as the state’s chief legal officer is raising alarms from election experts about the impact he could have on future contested elections, particularly if Donald Trump runs for president again in 2024.
Ahead of key Illinois Supreme Court elections, federal judge blocks state campaign contribution limits in judicial races
With less than a month to go before voters determine the balance of power on the Illinois Supreme Court, a federal judge has temporarily blocked Democratic-backed laws that limit contributions in judicial races.chicagotribune.com
U.S. Supreme Court rejects request to review Texas death row inmate Andre Thomas’ case
Thomas’ attorneys appealed saying that some members of the jury that sentenced him had expressed racist views. In their dissent, the court’s three liberal justices wrote that Thomas’ conviction and death sentence were unconstitutional.
Colorado baker fighting ruling over gender transition cake
The Colorado baker who won a partial Supreme Court victory after refusing on religious grounds to make a wedding cake for a gay couple a decade ago is challenging a separate ruling that he violated the state’s anti-discrimination law — this time over complaints he refused to make a birthday cake celebrating a gender transition.
Indiana judge weighing bid to block state's new abortion ban
A top state lawyer has derided arguments that Indiana’s new abortion ban violates the state constitution, saying that Indiana had such laws in place when the constitution was drafted in 1851 and that opponents of the ban are trying to invent a state right to privacy.