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Texas judge blocks investigations of parents of transgender kids throughout the state

A judge in Travis County, Texas, has blocked state officials from investigating parents for child abuse solely because they obtain gender-affirming medical treatments for their transgender children.

In ‘devastating blow’ to abortion rights, top Texas court stymies suit to overturn restrictive law

The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that state licensing officials have no authority to enforce a law banning abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy, apparently foreclosing a lawsuit by abortion providers that seeks to block the law.

Sidney Powell faces ethics charges over election litigation; group seeks discipline against other lawyers

Troubles continue to mount for lawyers involved in challenges to the 2020 presidential election results. Among them is lawyer Sidney Powell in Texas, who is facing ethics charges for allegedly filing frivolous lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions.

Bragging-defendant defense fails in first Capitol riot trial; is obstruction charge at risk?

Federal jurors in Washington, D.C., convicted a Texas man Tuesday for participating in the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot in the first criminal trial stemming from the attack.

Supreme Court Roundup: Win for storage locker robber; Cosby victory; Thomas on Section 230

A storage locker robber and actor and comedian Bill Cosby had victories in the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, while Justice Clarence Thomas called for consideration of the immunity afforded to online publishers.

Parents of transgender teen win TRO that blocks Texas from investigating them

A judge in Travis County, Texas, has blocked the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services from investigating parents of a transgender teenager who is getting medical treatments for gender dysphoria.

Former Chapman law prof who wrote ‘coup memo’ faces ethics probe, state bar confirms

The State Bar of California announced Tuesday that retired Chapman University law professor John Eastman is being investigated for possible ethics violations in connection with his conduct “following and in relation to the November 2020 presidential election.”

Treatments for transgender youths are child abuse, Texas AG opinion says; governor pledges probes

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott directed the state’s child protective agency Tuesday to investigate parents who provide medical treatments to their transgender children.

Supreme Court will consider Biden’s bid to end remain-in-Mexico policy for asylum-seekers

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether the Biden administration may end former President Donald Trump’s policy requiring asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico while their cases are pending.

Inmate in solitary for 27 years asks Supreme Court to rule on his Eighth Amendment claim

Lawyers for Texas inmate Dennis Wayne Hope have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether his 27 years in solitary confinement violate the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

Lawyer lost his job, his fiancee and his friends after presence outside Capitol riot

A Frisco, Texas, lawyer who posted video of himself outside the U.S. Capitol riot last year said he lost his job, his fiancee and his friends in the aftermath.

Lawyer who claimed his paralegal likely tried to poison him may proceed with suit, Texas court rules

A paralegal accused in a lawsuit of falsely claiming that her lawyer boss was depressed to cover up his alleged poisoning can’t get his libel claims dismissed, a Texas appeals court has ruled.

Weekly Briefs: Biden describes 4 potential SCOTUS nominees; US liable for over $230M in church shooting

Biden does ‘deep dive’ on ‘about 4’ potential SCOTUS nominees

President Joe Biden told NBC Nightly News on Thursday that he has done a “deep dive” on “about four” potential…

Challenge to Texas abortion law faces more delays after SCOTUS allows certified question

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refused to block a federal appeals court’s decision to certify a question to the Texas Supreme Court regarding the challenge to the state’s abortion law.

Staffer did not impersonate judge in online hearing, court employees say

Court employees deny that a Dallas County, Texas, judge authorized her court coordinator to impersonate her during an online hearing in August.

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