Latest Supreme Court of Texas News

Mixed Texas ruling allows trans youth parent investigations

May. 13, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Friday allowed the state to investigate parents of transgender youth for child abuse while also ruling in favor of one family that was among the first contacted by child welfare officials following an order by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. ...

Texas Supreme Court allows state to resume some abuse investigations into gender-confirming care for transgender youth

May. 13, 2022 11:54 AM EDT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Supreme Court allows state to resume some abuse investigations into gender-confirming care for transgender youth.

Caseworkers: Texas order on trans kids handled differently

Mar. 31, 2022 23:56 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Texas Gov. Greg Abbott put in motion abuse investigations into the parents of some transgender kids, child welfare supervisor Randa Mulanax said what happened next strayed from normal protocols. There was unusual secrecy, with texts and emails discouraged....

Editorial Roundup: United States

Mar. 15, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: March 14 The Washington Post says the Supreme Court has declared open season on constitutional rights The Texas Supreme Court on Friday effectively extinguished a lawsuit challenging the...

Texas clinics’ lawsuit over abortion ban ‘effectively over’

Mar. 11, 2022 20:02 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Friday dealt essentially a final blow to abortion clinics’ best hopes of stopping a restrictive law that has sharply curtailed the number of abortions in the state since September and will now fully stay in place for the foreseeable future. ...

Texas clinics battle strict abortion law as legal hopes dim

Feb. 24, 2022 19:06 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The nation’s strictest abortion law went before the Texas Supreme Court on Thursday but an attorney representing abortion clinics said he no longer sees a way in this case to halt the law. The Austin-based court took no immediate action over Texas’ restrictive...