Appeals Panel Stays Injunction Against Texas Voter ID Law

By a 2-to-1 vote, a three-judge panel reinstated an order that allowing those without an accepted ID to vote by signing a declaration stating they have a reasonable impediment to obtaining one.

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Is Convicted of Criminal Contempt

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA July 31, 2017 Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio committed a crime by defying a court order to stop detaining suspected undocumented immigrants, a judge ruled on Monday, in the latest rebuke for a once-popular politician who was...

Sidebar: Gay Rights Groups Seek One More Win From Justice Kennedy

July 17, 2017 By ADAM LIPTAK Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, the greatest judicial champion of gay rights in the nation’s history, will turn 81 on Sunday. Rumors that he would retire in June turned out to be wrong, but he will not be on the Supreme Court forever....

Detained Immigrant Children Are Entitled to Hearings, Court Rules

By MIRIAM JORDAN July 5, 2017 LOS ANGELES — Undocumented immigrant children detained by federal authorities are entitled to hearings to determine whether they should remain confined, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. A three-judge panel of...