This video by the ACLU explains the presidential actions regarding transgender students and the civil rights case heading to the U.S. Supreme Court on March 28. Last year, President Barack Obama said civil rights laws should cover transgender students, but in 2017, President Donald Trump said transgender students should not be covered by civil rights laws. But the courts determine the law, and the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on this issue on March 28, 2017.
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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 26 2017 - 1:40pm
Written by JamiAlise on Sep 21 2016 - 2:53pm
On June 23, 2016 the Supreme Court voted 4-4 in the case of United States v. Texas, President Obama’s Executives orders on expanded DACA and DAPA. Please join RAICES attorneys in our discussion of what this split-decision means and what our next steps as a community should be. Additionally, it is also important to note that the original DACA program from 2012 was not affected by this decision and remains in effect. There are hundreds of thousands of people still eligible for DACA in Texas who have not applied.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 27 2016 - 5:05pm
by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune When the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down Texas’ 2013 abortion restrictions as unconstitutional, it was a victory years in the making for former state Sen. Wendy Davis and her “unruly mob.”
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on May 19 2016 - 9:42pm
Replay video: Saint Mary's University School of Law professor Albert Kauffman and IDRA National Director of Policy David Hinojosa discussed the Texas Supreme Court ruling on the state's school finance s
Written by Texas Tribune on May 16 2016 - 11:44am
by Kiah Collier, Texas Tribune The Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling May 13 upholding the state’s public school funding system as constitutional, while also urging state lawmakers to implement "transformational, top-to-bottom reforms that amount to more than Band-Aid on top of Band-Aid."