Criminal Justice

Crystal Mason’s contentious illegal voting conviction must be reconsidered, criminal appeals court says

Posted on · Mason said she didn’t know she was ineligible to vote when she cast a provisional ballot in 2016, but she was sentenced to five years. Now, the Court of Criminal Appeals says an appellate court that affirmed her conviction must look again at the evidence of Mason’s intent.

Health

Trans kids and their families are leaving Texas amid state efforts to charge parents with child abuse

Posted on · Some families no longer see a future for their transgender kids in Texas. They’re moving to states with strong civil rights protections for trans people.

Law

Lawyers ask Texas appeals court to immediately block investigations into gender-affirming care

Posted on · Attorneys fighting against a directive to investigate gender-affirming medical care as child abuse have asked a state appeals court to stop the practice as the case winds through the judicial process.