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Topic - Greg Abbott
Homosexuals have redefined marriage in 14 states and the District of Columbia, and now they're about to get their just desserts. Some of them are becoming gay divorcees.
New abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature are unconstitutional and will not take effect as scheduled on Tuesday, a federal judge has ruled.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. sued Texas on Thursday, escalating the battle over voting rights and saying the Legislature was intentionally trying to discriminate against Hispanics when it redrew its congressional district maps and passed a voter-ID law.
The state of Texas has a long and painful history of voter discrimination and intimidation dating back to the Reconstruction era. In the 1860s, Texas Gov. James Throckmorton refused to ratify the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. By refusing to support the amendment, which granted citizenship and equal protection under the laws to black Americans, Throckmorton was ordered to be removed from office by the federal government.
Wendy Davis, Texas' famous filibustering lawmaker who literally stood against a pro-life law for nearly 13 hours on the floor of the state Senate in June, said Monday she is weighing a run for governor next year in the wake of her newfound celebrity.
The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday approved a sweeping, first-of-its-kind treaty aimed at regulating the estimated $60 billion international arms trade, brushing aside gun rights groups' concerns that the pact could lead to a national firearms registry in the U.S.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott wrote a letter to President Obama on Tuesday saying that the state will head to court over the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty should Mr. Obama sign it and the U.S. Senate ratify it. "The UN has concluded its negotiations on the Arms Trade Treaty," Mr. Abbott writes. "It is now up to you to sign it — or reject it. Do not sign this treaty."
Ed Graf was given life in prison 25 years ago for killing his two stepsons by locking them in a backyard shed and setting it on fire. Two investigators used photos of the shed's remains to persuade jurors that Graf had started the fire intentionally.
Leading up to the 2012 U.S. presidential election there was a great deal of controversy surrounding proposed voter identification laws in various states -- notably in Texas and South Carolina. Currently 20 states, the District of Columbia and all U.S. non-state territories do not require voters to produce identification of any kind at the polls. Opponents of voter ID laws claim they would deprive minorities of their voting rights. Yet those same opponents have begun to clamor for more stringent gun laws, which would deprive those same minorities of their right to bear arms.
John McCain and Lindsey Graham were almost giddy when they emerged from a White House meeting on immigration reform on Tuesday. The Senate duo insist President Obama understands Republican concerns about border security as critical to getting immigration legislation through Congress.
Did Congress go too far? The Supreme Court will address the question Wednesday when it hears arguments in Shelby County v. Holder, an Alabama challenge to Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. That outdated provision requires nine states and parts of seven others to obtain Justice Department approval, or "preclearance," before changing anything related to voting.
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee laid out a go-slow approach on immigration Wednesday, saying he doesn't think having President Obama write a bill and demand that Congress vote on it would be successful.
Top Republican legal officials say the Obama administration is reneging on key duties such as border security while overstepping its role through health care mandates and tight regulation of the energy industry, a trend that has led states to heighten their defenses against federal intrusion.
A Texas congressman has revived his effort to build a National World War I Memorial on the Mall, an effort that did not come to fruition last year amid concerns about new construction on the heavily trafficked strip of federal land.
The attorney general of Texas, Greg Abbott, has extended an invitation to New Yorkers frustrated by politicos' push to grab gun rights: Come to Texas.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott argued in the Austin case that allowing Texas to grant the divorce presupposes recognizing the marriage as legitimate.
Abbott announced his office is suing the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over what he says is “bullying” of Texas companies over the hiring of felons.