Posted: Feb 28, 2014 3:47 PM
Updated: Feb 28, 2014 3:47 PM
WACO, Texas (AP) A fight over same-sex marriage in Texas is pitting Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott against a gay friend who filed the lawsuit that led to the state's ban being struck down. Abbott, who's running for Texas governor, says he considers Mark Phariss a friend but made clear he doesn't approve of Phariss' quest to wed his longtime partner
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A New York-based nonprofit says it's discovered new documents that undermine the credibility of a key witness at the trial of a North Texas man executed for the arson deaths of his three children. The Innocence Project says it has discovered a handwritten note that suggests a prosecutor may have given leniency to a jailhouse informant who said Cameron Todd Willingham confessed to killing the children in 1991.
WASHINGTON (AP) In elections that begin next week, voters in 10 states, including Texas, will be required to present photo identification before casting ballots. The primaries will be the first major test of voter ID laws after years of legal challenges arguing that the measures are designed to suppress voting.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) Attorneys for a West Texas man convicted of two murders have filed a motion asking a judge to suppress the confession he made after his 1993 arrest. A Texas court in December overturned the convictions of Daniel Villegas, agreeing that he had ineffective counsel at trial. The man's attorney now says Villegas' confession was made under coercion and duress.