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Sen. John Cornyn Agrees to Host Hearing for Five Nominees for Texas' Federal Courts

September 2, 2016
Maybe - just maybe - we'll have new judges before the end of the year
Why Courts Matter Progress Texas

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

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

The SCOTUS Immigration Ruling - A Kafkaesque Conclusion to the Battle Over DAPA and DACA

June 27, 2016
This wasn’t about Constitutional principle. It was about a growing storm of bigotry and xenophobia washing over America and Europe.
Immigration SCOTUS ruling

SCOTUS Non-Decision on Obama’s Immigration Policies Shows Why Courts Matter

June 23, 2016
The SCOTUS vacancy stalls progress on one of country's most important issues
Immigration SCOTUS ruling

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.

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

Texas Marijuana Policy Reform 101

March 14, 2016
During our SXSW marijuana panel, we announced a new study on the economic impact of marijuana laws in every Texas county. You can donate to the study at www.progresstexas.org/marijuana.

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

John Cornyn's Short Memory on SCOTUS Nominations

February 25, 2016
John Cornyn says he doesn't think any SCOTUS nominee deserves a hearing - but he was singing a different song just a few years ago.

Obstructing Scalia Successor Nothing New: 11 Federal Court Seats in Texas Are Empty

February 17, 2016
Texas has accumulated almost 19 years of judicial vacancies.
With 11 Judicial Vacancies, Texas Has Most Open Court Seats in Country