Posts tagged "Texas"
Texas Woman Files Complaint After Officer Forcibly Searches her Vagina

Texas Woman Files Complaint After Officer Forcibly Searches her Vagina

"I feel like they sexually assaulted me! I really do," Charnesia Corley said about a forced body-cavity search following a traffic stop in which a Texas deputy claimed he smelled marijuana.
Sandra Bland’s Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Sandra Bland’s Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Sandra Bland's mother filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Tuesday claiming that Bland should never have been arrested and blaming Texas officials for her death.
Federal Court Blocks Strict Texas Voter ID Law

Federal Court Blocks Strict Texas Voter ID Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a lower court ruling blocking a restrictive Texas voter ID law as a violation of the Voting Rights Act.
Questions Remain After Police Release Footage of Sandra Bland's Arrest

Questions Remain After Police Release Footage of Sandra Bland’s Arrest

Texas officials today released dash cam video footage showing Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia physically threatening Sandra Bland, a 28-year old African-American woman who died in police custody last week.
The Supreme Court Just Saved Texas' Abortion Clinics

The Supreme Court Just Saved Texas’ Abortion Clinics

The Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 today to put a temporary hold on a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that would have closed all but 9 of the state’s abortion clinics in Texas. The order from the Supreme Court comes in response to an emergency request filed by women’s health care providers on...
The Fifth Circuit Has Put Texas Abortion Clinics in Crisis

The Fifth Circuit Has Put Texas Abortion Clinics in Crisis

The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to suspend a ruling upholding harmful anti-abortion provisions.
An Appeals Court Just Upheld the Law Closing Abortion Clinics in Texas

An Appeals Court Just Upheld the Law Closing Abortion Clinics in Texas

The decision allows the state to uphold 2013 bill HB 2, requiring that every reproductive health care facility offering abortion services meet the costly hospital-like standards for buildings known as ambulatory surgical center.
Police Need to be Held Accountable for Violence Against Black Women and Girls

Police Need to be Held Accountable for Violence Against Black Women and Girls

McKinney, Texas police officer Eric Casebolt’s violent attack on a 15-year-old African American girl at a neighborhood pool party went immediately viral over the weekend.
Houston Is Finally Testing a Backlog of Thirty-Year-Old Rape Kits

Houston Is Finally Testing a Backlog of Thirty-Year-Old Rape Kits

In just one week, those tests have led to hundreds of leads
US Receives "C" Grade On Reproductive Rights

US Receives “C” Grade On Reproductive Rights

While the US overall grade is a C, 15 states failed outright.
Activists are Helping Texas Women Cross State Lines for Abortion Care

Activists are Helping Texas Women Cross State Lines for Abortion Care

With Texas on the verge of shutting down all but 8 of the state’s abortion clinics, activists are taking up a new method to increase access to clinics.
Fifth Circuit Court Refuses to Hear Challenge to Affirmative Action at University of Texas

Fifth Circuit Court Refuses to Hear Challenge to Affirmative Action at University of Texas

In a brief order issued on Wednesday, the Fifth Circuit indicated that the decision to refuse rehearing was 10-5.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Slams Supreme Court for Upholding Voter Suppression in Texas

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Slams Supreme Court for Upholding Voter Suppression in Texas

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued a blistering dissent after a ruling by the US Supreme Court this weekend threatened to disqualify more than half a million Texas voters from early voting.
Enforcement of Voter Suppression Law in Texas Uncertain

Enforcement of Voter Suppression Law in Texas Uncertain

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled yesterday that Texas could enforce its strict Voter ID law, despite a lower court's finding that the law was discriminatory and would likely suppress the votes of African Americans and Hispanics in Texas.
Supreme Court Ruling Keeps Texas Abortion Clinics Open

Supreme Court Ruling Keeps Texas Abortion Clinics Open

The decision immediately allows 13 clinics that had been shuttered earlier this month by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to reopen.
As Midterm Elections Near, Courts Are Taking On Voter Suppression

As Midterm Elections Near, Courts Are Taking On Voter Suppression

With less than a month before the November 4 elections, courts are weighing in on voting rights across the nation.
Full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Refuses to Hear Challenge to Texas TRAP Law

Full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Refuses to Hear Challenge to Texas TRAP Law

The full US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Thursday refused to rehear a March panel decision upholding HB 2.
Staff at Immigration Center Accused of Sexually Abusing Women Detainees

Staff at Immigration Center Accused of Sexually Abusing Women Detainees

Several civil rights organizations have filed a complaint against a privately run detention center in Texas, citing widespread allegations of sexual abuse and harassment.
Texas Providers Ask Supreme Court to Block Restrictive Abortion Law

Texas Providers Ask Supreme Court to Block Restrictive Abortion Law

Reproductive health care providers in Texas have asked the US Supreme Court to block enforcement of unnecessary, harmful abortion restrictions in Texas that have closed all but eight of the state's abortion clinics overnight.
Federal Appeals Court Blocks Access to Abortion in Texas

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Access to Abortion in Texas

The state of Texas lost all but eight of its abortion clinics overnight after the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that the state could begin enforcing unnecessary and harmful abortion restrictions passed as part of an omnibus anti-abortion bill last year.