Posted: Sep 23, 2012 5:31 AM
Updated: Sep 23, 2012 5:31 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A judge's order that absolved Texas counties from purging potentially dead people from voter rolls before the November election is being challenged by state prosecutors. An October 4th hearing in Austin will now likely determine whether county voting registrars will resume checking 81,000 names that the Social Security Administration has flagged as potentially deceased persons.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) A two-month dispute over the embalmed body of "The Jeffersons" star Sherman Hemsley could be decided next week and finally release the actor's refrigerated remains. Hemsley died July 24th of lung cancer. His body has remained refrigerated at an El Paso funeral home because of challenges to the validity of his will. The dispute goes before a West Texas probate judge tomorrow.
HOUSTON (AP) Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is still waiting to learn his legal fate since being convicted nearly two years ago for his role in a scheme to influence Texas elections. DeLay's three-year prison sentence has been on hold as his case has been on appeal. He'll make his case to the 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin on October 10th.
WASHINGTON (AP) A bill backed by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul to cut off U.S. aid to Egypt, Libya and Pakistan was overwhelmingly rejected by the Senate last night. The son of retiring Texas Congressman Ron Paul says those governments have failed to protect U.S. diplomats and embassies. The Senate is now adjourned before the November 6th election.