5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
Illustration photo of a pack of cigarettes with a health warning label

Requiring Images of Smoking’s Harm Won’t Breach First Amendment, Court Says

The ruling overturns a lower court order from a federal district court in Texas, where a judge found the requirements violate the First Amendment.

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Laredo, Texas citizen journalist Priscilla Villarreal

Divided Federal Appeals Court Won’t Revive Texas Journalist’s Lawsuit Over 2017 Arrest

The online citizen journalist said she was wrongfully arrested for seeking and obtaining nonpublic information from police in a case that drew attention from national media.

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A Little Free Library contains banned books in Houston

Court Upholds Block on Texas Law Requiring Sexual Content Ratings For School Books

The court said opponents are likely to win their legal challenge to the law aimed at keeping material deemed “sexually explicit” off school library shelves.

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