• October 19, 2020

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Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Won’t Just Shape U.S. Supreme Court; It

In recent weeks, the race between U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, has largely revolved around immigration, playing out in detention centers along the southern border and over immigration bills in Washington. But U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s abrupt retirement announcement Wednesday sent shockwaves throughout the country — and quickly […]Read More

Texas’ Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Likely to Play Big Roles in

WASHINGTON – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement on Wednesday, setting off what could be one of the most contentious judicial confirmation battles in American history. Kennedy is known as the swing vote on the high court, meaning that a conservative replacement could shift the body to the right for a generation. […]Read More

SCOTUS Rules Against HB2: Reactions

Governor Abbott Statement On Supreme Court’s HB 2 Ruling Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling on HB 2: “The decision erodes States’ law making authority to safeguard the health and safety of women and subjects more innocent life to being lost. Texas’ goal is to protect innocent life, […]Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Texas Abortion Restrictions

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed Texas abortion providers a major victory by overturning Texas’ 2013 abortion restrictions. On a 5-3 vote, the high court overturned restrictions passed as part of House Bill 2 in 2013 that required all Texas facilities that perform abortions to meet hospital-like standards — which include minimum sizes for […]Read More

SCOTUS Upholds Use of Race in Texas College Admissions

AUSTIN, Texas – The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Thursday that the University of Texas can consider race as part of its admissions criteria in order to diversify its student body was a bitter defeat for Texas conservatives, who maintain the policy discriminates against white applicants. But the ruling was an unexpected surprise for minority […]Read More

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Abortion Restrictions

WASHINGTON — During oral arguments Wednesday in a case challenging the constitutionality of Texas’ abortion restrictions, U.S. Supreme Court justices found little on which to agree as they dissected the state law that could leave Texas with as few as 10 clinics. Conservative justices questioned the role restrictions passed as House Bill 2 in 2013 […]Read More

Scalia Was Reliable Friend to Texas Conservatives

For Republican Texas officeholders regularly straining against the leash of a strong federal government, Antonin Scalia has been a reliable and predictable conservative friend on the nation’s highest court. They counted on him over and over in winning and losing cases that involved redistricting, environmental regulation, same-sex marriage, college admissions — even the elevation of […]Read More

Lawyers for Texas Talk Strategy on SCOTUS Immigration Hearing

As he prepares to make his fifth trip to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court in perhaps his most high-profile case to date, Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller is confident he and his team will prevail and stop President Obama’s immigration plan from taking effect. The nation’s high court will likely take upTexas v. United States in April. The arguments will […]Read More