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Federal Court Rules Texas Voter ID Law a Violation of Voting Rights Act

A three-judge panel on the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that part of the state's restrictive voter identification law violates a remaining provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, saying Texas' SB 14 has the effect of "disparately impacting minority voters."

A three-judge panel on the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that part of the state’s restrictive voter identification law violates a remaining provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, saying Texas’ SB 14 has the effect of “disparately impacting minority voters.”

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Advocates File Emergency Request With Supreme Court to Block Clinic Shutdowns

The petition filed late Friday asks the Roberts Court to stay a decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that requires all clinics to meet ambulatory surgical center provisions by July 1 or shut down.

The petition filed late Friday asks the Roberts Court to stay a decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that requires all clinics to meet ambulatory surgical center provisions by July 1 or shut down.

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Texas Abortion Providers Set Their Sights on the Supreme Court

On Wednesday morning, Texas abortion providers took one step closer to taking their case against the state's omnibus anti-abortion law, HB 2, to the Supreme Court.

On Wednesday morning, Texas abortion providers took one step closer to taking their case against the state’s omnibus anti-abortion law, HB 2, to the Supreme Court.

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Fifth Circuit Upholds More HB 2 Provisions, Dares the Supreme Court to Step In

The decision to uphold the ambulatory surgical center provisions of HB 2 seems designed to bait the Roberts Court to take on another major abortion case.

The decision to uphold the ambulatory surgical center provisions of HB 2 seems designed to bait the Roberts Court to take on another major abortion case.

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Court Upholds Texas’ ‘Devastating’ Anti-Choice Omnibus Law

The Whole Woman's Health facility in the Rio Grande Valley is one of the eight legal abortion clinics that will remain open following the implementation of HB 2 in Texas.

Two years after Texas lawmakers passed omnibus anti-abortion law HB 2, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the most restrictive provisions of HB 2 can go into effect.

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Impact of Admitting Privileges Case Before Supreme Court Extends Beyond Mississippi

The Roberts Court will consider stepping into the fight over Mississippi's admitting privileges requirement for abortion providers in a case that could make it harder for abortion rights advocates to combat restrictions based in junk science.

The Roberts Court will consider stepping into the fight over Mississippi’s admitting privileges requirement for abortion providers in a case that could make it harder for pro-choice advocates to combat restrictions based in junk science.

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Federal Court: Challenge to Louisiana Admitting Privileges Law Can Proceed

The ruling dismisses a portion of the challenge to the law but lets the underlying challenge to its constitutionality proceed.

The ruling dismisses a portion of the challenge to the law but lets the underlying challenge to its constitutionality proceed.

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Louisiana Prosecutor Calls Same-Sex Marriage ‘Social Experiment’ During Fifth Circuit Hearing

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals judges on Friday heard oral arguments in three same-sex marriage cases from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, with dozens of residents from all three states lining up as early as 4:30 a.m. to secure seats inside the New Orleans courtroom.

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals judges on Friday heard oral arguments in three same-sex marriage cases from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, with dozens of residents from all three states lining up as early as 4:30 a.m. to secure seats inside the New Orleans courtroom.

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Fifth Circuit Panel Peppers Attorneys With Tough Questions on Texas Abortion Law

At stake is the question of whether Texas' remaining legal abortion clinics—16 currently operate in the state, down from 41 a little more than 18 months ago—will be allowed to stay open without making costly renovations or leasing new facilities to comply with hospital-like standards imposed by state lawmakers in 2013.

At stake is the question of whether Texas’ remaining legal abortion clinics—16 currently operate in the state, down from 41 a little more than 18 months ago—will be allowed to stay open without making costly renovations or leasing new facilities to comply with hospital-like standards imposed by state lawmakers in 2013.

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Fifth Circuit Hears Marriage Equality Arguments as Supreme Court Considers Stepping In

The conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals considers marriage equality bans in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi the same day the Roberts Court considers stepping into the fray.

The conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals considers marriage equality bans in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi the same day the Roberts Court considers stepping into the fray.

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