Supreme Court Declines to Force Texas Officials to Expand Mail-In Voting
Political News
Supreme Court Declines to Force Texas Officials to Expand Mail-In Voting
2020-06-26 22:07:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday evening decline to force Texas officials to offer mail-in ballots to all voters in the state because of the threat posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The court's order is the latest development... Read More

Local Coronavirus Infection Spikes Muddle States’ Plans to Reopen
State News
Local Coronavirus Infection Spikes Muddle States’ Plans to Reopen
2020-06-18 13:46:30
by Reece Nations

As nationwide coronavirus deaths continue to trend downward, a surge of new cases across a multitude of states is complicating plans to lift stay-at-home orders and reopen economies.  Updated data from the Johns Hopkins University tracker indicates 10 states are... Read More

Texas Democrats Ask US Supreme Court to Expand Mail Voting
2020 Elections
Texas Democrats Ask US Supreme Court to Expand Mail Voting

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Democratic Party on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to expand mail voting to all voters in the state. The party, which has fought to expand mail voting during the COVID-19 global pandemic since April,... Read More

Appeals Court Rules COVID-19 Fears Not Valid Reason for Voting by Mail in Texas
2020 Elections
Appeals Court Rules COVID-19 Fears Not Valid Reason for Voting by Mail in Texas
2020-06-05 14:48:59
by Dan McCue

A federal appeals court in Atlanta ruled Thursday that Texans cannot request mail-in ballots for the upcoming 2020 elections out of fear that they might contract the coronavirus if they vote in person. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals... Read More

Longtime Texas Congressman Sam Johnson, POW in Vietnam, Dies at Age 89
Congress
Longtime Texas Congressman Sam Johnson, POW in Vietnam, Dies at Age 89

Retired Texas congressman Sam Johnson, a conservative stalwart whose service to country spanned seven years as a prisoner of war and a long stint in the U.S. House, died Wednesday in Plano of natural causes. He was 89. The Plano... Read More

All Texas Voters Eligible to Vote by Mail Amid Coronavirus, Federal Judge Rules
2020 Elections
All Texas Voters Eligible to Vote by Mail Amid Coronavirus, Federal Judge Rules

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that all Texas voters are eligible to vote by mail to avoid contracting the novel coronavirus amid the pandemic. U.S. District Judge Fred Biery sided with the Texas Democractic Party in his... Read More

Texas AG Asks State Supreme Court to Order Election Officials to Reject Mail Ballots
State News
Texas AG Asks State Supreme Court to Order Election Officials to Reject Mail Ballots

AUSTIN, Texas — Attorney General Ken Paxton on Wednesday asked the Texas Supreme Court to order election officials in several counties to reject mail ballot applications from people who fear catching the coronavirus during in-person voting. The motion specifically mentioned... Read More

Texas Attorney General Says Officials Offering Mail Ballots Due to COVID-19 Could Be Prosecuted
Voting
Texas Attorney General Says Officials Offering Mail Ballots Due to COVID-19 Could Be Prosecuted

AUSTIN, Texas — Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday said that election officials in Texas who offer mail ballots to people who normally wouldn’t qualify but are afraid of catching the coronavirus could be subjected to criminal punishment. Paxton’s guidance... Read More

Texas Voters Who Fear Catching COVID-19 Can Vote by Mail, State Judge Rules
2020 Elections
Texas Voters Who Fear Catching COVID-19 Can Vote by Mail, State Judge Rules

AUSTIN, Texas — A state judge said Wednesday afternoon that all voters in Texas afraid to contract COVID-19 through in-person voting should be allowed to vote by mail during the pandemic. State District Judge Tim Sulak of the 353rd District... Read More

Federal Judge Says Texas Providers Can Temporarily Resume Abortions
State News
Federal Judge Says Texas Providers Can Temporarily Resume Abortions

AUSTIN, Texas — Going against a recent federal appeals court ruling, a lower federal judge says Texas abortion providers can offer certain abortions while they continue fighting in court against a state order that halted most abortions. U.S. District Judge... Read More

Texas Democrats Sue Elections Officials to Demand Mail-In Voting
Political News
Texas Democrats Sue Elections Officials to Demand Mail-In Voting

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Democratic Party sued state and county election officials in federal court on Tuesday to demand mail-in voting for elections scheduled during the coronavirus pandemic. In a complaint filed in the San Antonio federal district court,... Read More

Judges Block Abortion Bans in Three States
Law
Judges Block Abortion Bans in Three States
2020-03-31 16:08:39
by Dan McCue

Federal judges in three states blocked efforts to shutter abortion providers during the coronavirus outbreak. In Texas, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel held that the Supreme Court has already "spoken clearly" on a woman's right to abortion and therefore Texas... Read More

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