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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

Interview: Sen. Jose Menendez on His Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Bill

January 27, 2016
The science is in. Medical cannabis can provide relief for a variety of diseases.
Jose Menendez Interview on Medical Marijuana

SCOTUS Will Take Up Obama's Actions to Keep Immigrant Families Together

January 19, 2016
The court's ruling will determine the fate and future of five million undocumented immigrants,
SCOTUS Will Take Up Obama's Actions to Keep Immigrant Families Together

Redistricting: The Erasure of Political Opponents

January 11, 2016
In a very real sense America is no longer a representative democracy. And please don’t throw a “We’re-a-republic” at me. We’re no longer that either.
Redistricting