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Civil Rights Groups Send Letter To Needville ISD Over Threats To Punish Student Who Join Walkouts Over Gun Control

Posted on · Students in Needville ISD who join demonstrations about gun violence after the school shooting in Florida will be suspended for three days, according to the superintendent

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New Rules Regarding Fetal Remains — Are They About Dignity or Discouraging Women from Getting Abortions?

Posted on · New rules proposed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the state’s Health and Human Services Commission would change the way fetal tissue is disposed of after medical procedures like abortions, requiring burials or cremation instead of long-standing procedures allowing disposal in sanitary landfills. But it would also apply to miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies terminated in […]

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After Outcry, Judge Delays Sanctions In Immigration Case

Posted on · The Texas-based judge that earlier this year put a hold on President Obama’s executive order on immigration decided on Tuesday to also suspend a controversial punishment he had recently issued to the administration’s attorneys.

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Civil Rights Groups Ask Appeals Court to Block Judge’s Immigration Order

Posted on · A coalition of civil and immigrant rights groups on Friday asked an appeals court to stop a federal judge’s order that requires the Obama administration to turn over the confidential information of thousands of undocumented immigrants.

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Drug testing for Unemployment Benefits in Texas

Posted on · The Texas Legislature has passed, and Governor Perry has signed, a law which would require some Texans seeking unemployment benefits to pass a drug test. There are numerous questions about the law, including exactly who it covers, in which occupations, whether the state should actually have the right to require such testing, and whether it […]