March 20, 2024 12:19 PM
The New Orleans-based Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals began oral arguments Wednesday on the Texas law that would allow state law enforcement to arrest those suspected of illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. “This is not a power that has been exercised historically by states,” Circuit Judge Priscilla Richman said during the proceedings. The appeals court halted the Republican-backed law late Tuesday night, just hours after the Supreme Court ruled Texas could enforce it.
March 19, 2024 02:29 PM
After repeatedly blocking Texas from enforcing a controversial new immigration law, the Supreme Court finally gave the green light on Tuesday. The three liberal justices dissented. The law, SB 4, allows state officials to arrest and prosecute migrants for crossing the border without authorization. A lawsuit against SB 4 is still making its way through the courts.
March 18, 2024 05:49 PM
Justice Samuel Alito indefinitely extended the Supreme Court’s hold on a Texas immigration law. The law would allow police to arrest and impose criminal charges on migrants who crossed the border without authorization. Alito had previously put the law on hold multiple times and, this time, extended it without an expiration date.
March 06, 2024 08:49 AM
NOTUS was watching several races out of Texas on Tuesday, including the primary challenge of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who held off her long-ago intern Amanda Edwards. A number of the Republican foes of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott weren’t so lucky — several lost their primaries, while others went to runoffs after Donald Trump joined in endorsing their opponents.