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Texas High Court Upholds ╦ťImperfect’ School Funding System

Texas’s system of financing public education was ruled constitutional, if imperfect, by the state Supreme Court, which called on state lawmakers to find ways to balance unequal funding between rich and poor districts. The court refused to substitute its judgment for that of the Legislature, saying it isn’t judges’ responsibility to “second-guess or micromanage Texas

As solicitor general, Ted Cruz argued people have no legal right to use sex toys

Defending a Texas state law banning the sale of sex toys, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz argued in a 2007 court brief that individuals have no legal right to use them, even in the privacy of their own bedrooms. Prior to becoming a U.S. senator, Cruz was for more than five years Texas’ solicitor general,

US appeals court upholds new Texas abortion rules

 A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld Texas’ tough abortion restrictions that have forced the closure of about 20 clinics around the state, saying the new rules don’t jeopardize women’s health. A panel of judges at the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court judge who said the rules violate