GOP wants to defend Arizona proof-of-citizenship voting law in court | local news

Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services PHOENIX — The Republican Party wants a “seat at the table” to support a controversial new law that requires proof of citizenship to vote for president. Legal papers filed Thursday in federal court contends that Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Attorney General Mark Brnovich may not be as interested … Read more

Texas social media “censorship” law reinstated by appeals court

Sign up for The Briefour daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. A federal appeals court on Wednesday reinstated a Republican-backed Texas law that prohibits large social media companies from banning users over their political viewpoints. The decision hands a win to Republicans who have long criticized social … Read more

Texas’ restrictive abortion law previews a post-Roe America

Sign up for The Briefour daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. When Politico published a draft opinion leaked from the US Supreme Court on Monday, the nation confronted the reality that Roe v. Wade and constitutional protections for abortion may be overturned as soon as this summer. … Read more

Texas law would make abortion illegal if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Sign up for The Briefour daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. According to a draft opinion obtained by Politico, the US Supreme Court intends to overturn Roe v. Wade, reversing nearly 50 years of constitutional protection for abortion, and let states set their own restrictions on the … Read more

Judge halts law requiring surgery to update birth certificate | 406 Politics

A judge has halted a law that required Montanans who are transgender and want to update their birth certificates to undergo surgery and petition a court. “Living one’s life consistently with one’s gender identity includes using identity documents that accurately reflect one’s gender identity,” Yellowstone County District Court Judge Michael Moses wrote in Thursday’s order … Read more

Border abortion clinic navigates legal challenges

Sign up for The Briefour daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. McALLEN — Veronica Hernandez, manager of Whole Woman’s Health of McAllen, has long worried about the patients she sees walk in through the front door. Now, though, her concern is focused on those she doesn’t see. … Read more

New Texas gun law allowing carry without a license worries law enforcement

Subscribe to La Brèveour daily newsletter that keeps readers informed of Texas’ most essential news. A new state law will soon allow most Texans to carry handguns in public without training or licensing. Govt. Greg Abbott praised the so-called “constitutional porting” legislation and other gun bills when he signed them into law. “You could say … Read more

European Union, Media Say MT Board of Education Vote Violated Sun Laws | Crime and courts

Last week, a union representing public employees in Montana and a statewide news outlet filed a lawsuit alleging the Board of Education violated Montana’s open meeting laws in a vote in March. The Montana Federation of Public Employees and the Daily Montanan filed the lawsuit in Lewis and Clark County District Court on April 8. … Read more

Federal judge rules Texas law allowing undocumented students to pay in-state tuition is unconstitutional

Subscribe to La Brèveour daily newsletter that keeps readers informed of Texas’ most essential news. A federal judge has ruled that the University of North Texas cannot charge American students from out of state higher tuition than undocumented Texans who are entitled to lower tuition in the state under a 2001 Texas law. Last week’s … Read more

Dan Patrick wants Texas version of Florida law dubbed the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

Subscribe to La Brèveour daily newsletter that keeps readers informed of Texas’ most essential news. lieutenant governor DanPatrick | said Monday he would prioritize passage of Texas legislation that mimics the recent signing Florida bill called the “Don’t Say Gay” Law. This state’s controversial law prohibits classroom instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity for … Read more