Posted on · Lawyers for the ACLU of Texas said they believe the law is not only ill-defined but that it also infringes upon the right to freedom of expression.
Posted on · Racial justice activist and legal expert, Jeffery Robinson, admits that he’s not about bashing America or making someone feel guilty about what happened hundreds of years ago—he simply holds a passionate advocacy for providing new perspectives on the truth of our American history. This episode is an encore of the October 29, 2022 original broadcast.
Posted on · The city council will consider Tuesday night whether to create a new committee charged with reviewing the appropriateness of library materials, even though such a group already exists. The proposed ordinance could potentially make League City susceptible to First Amendment legal challenges, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas.
Posted on · Today, we’re talking about free speech with former longtime executive director of the ACLU, Ira Glasser.
Posted on · The district will now allow boys and nonbinary students to wear their hair longer than the bottom of their ear and to fashion their hair in a ponytail or bun without fear of punishment.
Posted on · The suit filed by MALDEF on behalf of several groups and the Harris County Elections Administrator says Senate Bill 1 threatens to criminalize voter engagement activities, limits voter assistance and allows voter intimidation by partisan poll watchers.
Posted on · The Supreme Court declined to block the law in a 5 to 4 vote. The new Texas law states that abortions are banned after "cardiac activity" is detected in the fetus, estimated at six weeks, without exemptions for incest or rape.
Posted on · Similar bans, sometimes referred to as “heartbeat laws,” have been blocked from going into effect in about a dozen states across the country.
Posted on · The order allows law enforcement to stop, reroute, or impound any vehicle that they reasonably suspect may be violating the order. The governor’s order did not detail what constitutes reasonable suspicion.
Posted on · Ahead of Gonzalez' Senate confirmation hearing, some advocates say the sheriff's failure to implement transformative changes at the Harris County jail could indicate difficulties ahead at one of the most heavily-criticized agencies in the country.
Posted on · There were at least 46 hunger strikes -- by individuals and groups -- at Texas ICE facilities between 2013 and 2017, according to ACLU data shared with Houston Public Media.
Posted on · The ACLU, the Anti-Defamation League and others slammed the bills, which they say are unjust and make it harder to vote. Harris County leaders, meanwhile, say their reforms are the target.
Posted on · The deportation moratorium was part of a package of immigration-reform measures the new administration proposed on Inauguration Day.
Posted on · Texas is home to more immigrant detention centers than any other state, making it ground zero for any changes President Joe Biden will make to the system. Though advocates have said they're optimistic about this new chapter, Biden is inheriting expanded detention infrastructure with a record of poor medical treatment.
Posted on · The opinion said the case was "riddled with contingencies and speculation that impede judicial review."