Posts Tagged ‘Texas’
Military appeals court is considering Nidal Hasan’s objections to judge’s order that he remove his beard or have it forcibly removed.
5th Circuit lifts stay on lower court injunction, saying state hasn’t shown that it will be irreparably harmed by holding off on enforcing new law until trial can be held.
5th Circuit judge issues emergency stay, saying he wants to hear arguments on whether the state should be prevented from enforcing law.
Attorney says that if verdict stands, ‘it will make joking remarks, hasty words made in anger … an actionable tort and turn every barbershop, tavern and small town restaurant into litigation centers.’
But federal judge declines to hold superintendent, band director in contempt for public comments made after February settlement in school-prayer case.
Texas prisoner claimed he was unconstitutionally barred from Muslim religious services for six months as discipline for causing a prison ruckus.
Judge had previously struck down parts of the statute, but his latest ruling says he’s bound to follow the direction of the 5th Circuit in declaring the law constitutional.
Oceanographer says environmental agency is refusing to publish his work on a Texas bay unless he deletes key references to rising sea levels and human involvement in climate change.
Four faith-based centers say law, which requires them to post signs stating they neither offer nor refer clients to abortion or birth control services, violates freedom of speech and religion.
Scott Tidwell gets four months in jail and 10 years’ probation for retaliating against two nurses who made an anonymous complaint about a doctor to state medical regulators.
Federal judge upholds requirement that a sonogram be performed before an abortion but strikes down provisions requiring doctors to describe the images to their patients and requiring women to hear the descriptions.
Ruling fails to acknowledge that $5-per-customer fee for clubs that feature nude dancing and serve alcohol is simply a tax on unpopular speech.
Lower courts had said state-imposed fee violates First Amendment, but high court says $5-per-customer charge is too small to be considered a burden on free expression.
5th Circuit relies on a trio of high court precedents from the 1980s in striking down part of state’s disclosure requirements for for-profit companies that collect or solicit donated goods for charities.
Unlike most ‘prayer proclamations,’ Rick Perry’s plan includes co-hosting a major Christian worship event — which raises serious questions about his commitment to represent all Texans.