Post Tagged with: "Texas"

New Texas Social Media Law Challenges First Amendment Precedent

New Texas Social Media Law Challenges First Amendment Precedent

By Alexa Glista, Features Editor On September 9, 2021, House Bill 20  was signed into Texas law.[1] HB 20 forbids social media firms, which are defined as social media platforms that in one calendar month have more than 50 million active users in the United States, from punishing or putting restrictive measures (removing, demonetizing, […]

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Billion Dollar Baby

Billion Dollar Baby

By Regan Jarvis, Features Editor In one corner of the ring stands notorious conspiracy theorist and radio show host, Alex Jones. His opponents? The bereaved families of the victims of a tragic mass murder. After filing three separate defamation lawsuits and enduring four years of litigation, the families have secured […]

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Preventative Care Provision of Obamacare Faces Challenge

Preventative Care Provision of Obamacare Faces Challenge

By: Mia Hoetzlein-Sirman, Staff Writer The Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare, is currently facing a challenge as Kelley v. Becerra, which calls into question the legality of the preventative care provision of the Act, sits in front of a federal judge in Texas. The provision ensures that preventative […]

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Fifth Circuit Upholds Controversial Texas Law

Fifth Circuit Upholds Controversial Texas Law

By Joseph Segar, Staff Writer On September 16, 2022 the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas law that regulates large social media corporations’ ability to censor content on their platforms. [1] The law, HB 20, was passed in Texas last year but was blocked until now by […]

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Texas considered legislation banning Covid-19 vaccine mandates

Texas considered legislation banning Covid-19 vaccine mandates

by Hannah Schaffer, Features Editor Photo courtesy of unsplash.com Covid-19 vaccination mandates have sparked controversy across the country, with more than 20 states adopting mandates.[1] These mandates allow states to fire workers who refuse immunization. Judges have overwhelmingly upheld requirements for health care works, public employees, university faculty and students and […]

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Texas Communities Call for Police Reform

Photo provided courtesy of Pixabay.com By Shreya Desai, Staff Writer  Over the past year, more than 700 hundred civilians have been fatally shot by police officers across the country.[1] To no surprise, this number continues to grow. On October 12, 2019, 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson of Fort Worth, Texas was fatally […]

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Federal Judge and D.C. Circuit Note that Undocumented Teen Immigrant has Constitutional Right to Abortion

By Amy Kerlin, Staff Writer The right to abortion is guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the landmark case of Roe v. Wade.  Last week, the question arose whether undocumented minors who illegally entered the United States also had a constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy. Jane Doe, who […]

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SCOTUS to Rebuke Fifth Circuit for Facilitating Racial Bias in Criminal Justice System

  By Kaitlyn Burns, Staff Writer “It’s a sad commentary that minorities, Hispanics and black people, are over represented in the [c]riminal [j]ustice system.”[1] In a country now steeped in controversy over the systemic violence and discriminatory practices against racial minorities,[2] uttering this statement in open court would normally be […]

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Clock Kid: Creative Mind or Potential Threat

Clock Kid: Creative Mind or Potential Threat By Andrew Urko, Staff Writer             Ever since September 11th, 2001, there has obviously been a heightened sense of awareness of the possibility of another terrorist attack. It has likely been evidenced to you anytime you try to board a plane or attend […]

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