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May 24, 2016
Voter ID Laws in Texas

Full 5th Circuit Court Hears Texas Voter ID Case

Today, the full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on Texas' voter ID case. The law has been in and out of the courts for almost five years now, with multiple judges declaring it unconstitutional. However, after the Supreme Court struck down...
May 18, 2016

New Report Spotlights Texas' Judicial Vacancy Crisis

In Texas, 12 of our federal court seats don't have a judge - far more than any other state in the country. Nine of those vacancies qualify as "emergency vacancies" - which means the delays are of extraordinary length and creating a back-up in the courts...