In addition to taking covert videos of Texas lawmakers in 2015, the American Phoenix Foundation allegedly planted an intern in state Rep. James White's office in 2013 in an attempt to catch the Hillister Republican engaging in fraud.
The plaintiffs in the case include a Haitian ethics teacher fleeing political persecution, a Honduran national who alleges persecution for being gay and asylum seekers from Mexico, El Salvador, Venezuela and Cuba.
Seven of 13 sitting Texas district attorneys who faced 2018 primary challengers lost their races. Whether that's normal turnover or part of a larger focus on criminal justice reform, several experts say it's no longer safe to be an incumbent prosecutor.
Though the DACA program is still in effect, thousands demonstrated in El Paso and elsewhere across the country to demand Congress come up with a legislative fix to protect the young undocumented immigrants known as "Dreamers."
The ruling is an apparent victory for Texas in a legal battle that has dragged on for more than five years. The states are bickering over the distribution of water from the Rio Grande. Those allocations are laid out in the 1938 Rio Grande Compact.
Judicial races in Texas are typically low-key affairs, but in the GOP race for the 3rd Court of Appeals, Michael Toth is hitting the same themes you'd see in a race for Congress. Experts say it could be a sign of things to come.
According to the lawsuit, male employees urinated on the walls, floors and sinks of the women’s bathroom and deactivated speakers in the women’s dormitory so female firefighters would be unable to respond to emergency calls.