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Madlin Mekelburg


Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Madlin:

Biden Migrant Parole Makes Border ‘Meaningless,’ Judge Rules

A federal judge in Florida ruled the Biden administration is flouting immigration law by authorizing the release of tens of thousands of migrants into the US under parole-like programs while their asylum cases are processed. → Read More

Boeing Faces Families Still Grieving From 737 Max Crashes in Court

Relatives of the victims who died in two crashes are challenging the US government’s immunity deal, which could create problems for the company and the Department of Justice. → Read More

Biden Bid to Restore Student Debt Relief Rejected by Court

The Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness plan remains on hold, after the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request from the federal government to temporarily reverse a lower-court order that blocked rollout of the plan. → Read More

Biden to Ask Supreme Court to Resume Student Debt Relief Plan

The legal battle over President Joe Biden’s plan for student debt relief could be headed to the US Supreme Court as the government seeks to lift a lower court order that blocked the program indefinitely. → Read More

Texas Attorney General Shielded From Testifying in Abortion Case

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton won’t be forced to testify in an ongoing legal battle over funding for abortions, after successfully appealing a court order compelling him to answer questions in the case. → Read More

Texas AG Ken Paxton ducked subpoena in abortion rights case, according to affidavit

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton fled his home with his wife on Monday to avoid being served a subpoena in a legal battle over funding for abortions,... → Read More

Lubbock federal judge blocks Biden order requiring doctors to perform abortions in emergencies

The court ruled that the order oversteps federal authority and would cause "irreparable harm" to Texas. → Read More

Beto O'Rourke campaign seeks to knock on 5 million doors before November election

The Beto O'Rourke campaign is holding 120 volunteer rallies across the state to recruit door-knockers to reach his 5 million door goal. → Read More

Uvalde prosecutor fights release of law enforcement records from school shooting

The Texas Department of Public Safety refused to release records about the Uvalde shooting at the request of the Uvalde County DA. → Read More

Uvalde school board delays meeting to consider request to fire Police Chief Pete Arredondo

The school board also placed school district police Chief Pete Arredondo on unpaid administrative leave. → Read More

Abortions cease in Texas after Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Planned Parenthood and Whole Woman's Health have both ceased providing abortions after Roe v. Wade was overturned. → Read More

What to know about abortion rights in Texas after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade. What is the impact on abortion access in Texas? → Read More

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, trigger law to completely ban abortion in Texas

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned its landmark Roe v. Wade decision, ending constitutional right to abortion. → Read More

With the runoffs decided, stage is set for the November election in Texas

Here's a look at the statewide match-ups Texas voters will see on their ballots in November. → Read More

Texas allocates additional $495 million in funding for Operation Lone Star

The state has already appropriated $3.9 billion for the program, but officials warned Operation Lone Star was set to run out of money by May 1. → Read More

Federal appeals court ends legal challenge to Texas abortion law

The court ended a legal challenge to the Texas six-week abortion ban, but other challenges to the law continue. → Read More

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke tests positive for COVID-19

Beto O'Rourke said he is fully vaccinated and received a booster shot to protect against the virus. → Read More

Texas sues Biden administration over plans to end Trump-era Title 42 immigration policy

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said ending the policy will lead to an increase in illegal immigration. → Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott agrees to ease inspection requirement for trucks at one border crossing

The directive has caused substantial delays at the Texas-Mexico border and drawn backlash from the White House and business leaders. → Read More

Donald Trump to speak in Austin ahead of the May primary runoffs

Several Trump-endorsed candidates are vying for the GOP nomination in the May 24 runoff election, including Attorney General Ken Paxton. → Read More