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New Poll Finds 63% of Texans Support Hearings for SCOTUS Vacancy

August 21, 2016
Even a majority of Republican voters believe Merrick Garland deserves a confirmation hearing
Two-Thirds of Americans Want Hearing on SCOTUS Nominee

Texas' Immigrant Families Win Federal Suit, Can Obtain Birth Certificates

August 19, 2016
In another example of why courts matter, a federal judge expressed enough skepticism with the case that the state of Texas agreed to settle
Texas Immigrant Families Can Get Birth Certificates

Under Trump's Debt Default Plan, Texas Home Prices Could Plummet and 266,000 Jobs Could Be Lost

August 17, 2016
Donald Trump Finally Talked About Policy. It really, really didn't go well.
Donald Trump's Economic Apocalypse

Ted Cruz: Where Is He Now?

August 16, 2016
The Most Despised Politician in America Has Gone Underground

Progress Texas Complaint Against Sid Miller Leads to Travis County DA Investigation

August 13, 2016
Bad news for one of the worst elected officials in Texas...
Sid Miller Under Investigation Got Busted

Yet Another Study Finds Texas Is Falling Behind Other States on Health Care Coverage

August 11, 2016
Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick are purposefully denying health care access to people like Tyra in order to make political statements against President Obama.
Better Health Care in Texas

Obama's SCOTUS Nominee Suffers Longest Confirmation Delay in History

July 18, 2016
Americans have never had to wait longer than 125 days for a Supreme Court nominee to be confirmed. That's over now.
Supreme Court Nomination for Merrick Garland

Democrats Embrace Marijuana Policy Reform in State, National Platforms

July 13, 2016
The DNC platform calls for a "pathway" for legalization. And the Texas Democratic Party platform is even better.
Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy

Full 5th Circuit Court Hears Texas Voter ID Case

May 24, 2016
The restrictive voter ID law has been in and out of the courts for almost five years now, with multiple judges declaring it unconstitutional.
Voter ID Laws in Texas

New Report Spotlights Texas' Judicial Vacancy Crisis

May 18, 2016
In Texas, 12 of our federal court seats don't have a judge. A new report co-authored by Progress Texas details the impact those vacancies have on our state.

Twitter Celebrates the End of Ted Cruz's Presidential Campaign

May 4, 2016
To celebrate the end of Ted Cruz's presidential campaign, here's some of our favorite tweets from the night.
Ted Cruz Came In On a Wrecking Ball

SCOTUS Unanimously Rejects Conservative Activists and Upholds One Person, One Vote

April 4, 2016
Kids still count when deciding political district lines.
SCOTUS Unanimously Rejects Conservative Activists and Upholds One Person, One Vote

Twenty Years of Empty Seats in Texas' Federal Courts

March 31, 2016
Today marks an important milestone in the fight against judicial obstruction in Texas.
Twenty Years of Empty Seats in Texas' Federal Courts

Two-Thirds of Americans Want Hearing on SCOTUS Nominee

March 3, 2016
Never in American history has a Senate majority refused to consider or vote on anyone nominated by the current president.
Two-Thirds of Americans Want Hearing on SCOTUS Nominee