Supreme Court, Texas | featured news

Sotomayor chides prosecutor for ‘racially charged’ question

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor accused a Texas federal prosecutor Monday of tapping into a “deep and sorry vein of racial prejudice” in his questioning of a black man facing a drug charge.


Supreme Court allows execution of inmate with low IQ

Marvin Wilson

A Texas man convicted of killing a police informant was executed Tuesday evening after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected arguments that he was too mentally impaired to qualify for the death penalty.

Senh: Too stupid to die? How do you prove that?


Supreme Court will hear case on affirmative action at colleges

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court cast doubt Tuesday on the future of affirmative action at the nation’s colleges and universities, agreeing to hear an appeal from a white student in Texas who seeks an end to "racial preferences" in college admissions.


Supreme Court says Texas inmate has right to DNA testing - CNN International

The Supreme Court has given another legal reprieve to a Texas death row inmate who says DNA testing of crime scene evidence will prove his "actual innocence."


Subscribe to this RSS topic: Syndicate content