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Cameron Langford

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Houston, TX, United States

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Past articles by Cameron:

Political gambling market backers ask Fifth Circuit to nullify federal shutdown order

Two Fifth Circuit judges signaled in a hearing Wednesday they will side with proponents of a website that facilitates bets on elections in a showdown with federal regulators. → Read More

Summit spotlights climate crisis, focusing on southern US

An initiative focused on the Interstate 10 corridor from Los Angeles to Jacksonville has taken a leading role in the fight against climate change. → Read More

Alex Jones’ attorney claims he is broke in bankruptcy hearing

Jones is asking a bankruptcy judge to restore his monthly salary to $108,000 as he continues to produce episodes of his Infowars conspiracy show. → Read More

Texas judge recommends vacating conviction of Jewish death row inmate

The judge who presided over Randy Halprin's capital murder trial called him a → Read More

Houston man charged with murder for shooting of Migos rapper Takeoff

An argument over a high-stakes dice game led to the killing of Takeoff, an innocent bystander, Houston police said. → Read More

Federal judge holds tight-lipped chiefs of election denial group in contempt

True the Vote's principals said they could not divulge the name of an FBI informant involved in a hack of poll workers' personal data. A judge said they had no choice. → Read More

Texas elections-monitoring group forced to name source of hacked poll worker data

Election security proponents say a software company's lawsuit accusing them of hacking should be dismissed because the company insists there is no evidence of any breach of its computer systems. → Read More

Fifth Circuit tasks federal judge with deciding future of DACA program

Legal experts say whatever the judge decides the case is likely headed to the Supreme Court for yet another ruling affecting the lives of people who depend on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to lawfully remain in the U.S. → Read More

Texas lawmakers detail chaos in botched police response to Uvalde school shooting

Even with district policy in place for responding to active shooters, the bad Wi-Fi signal on campus delayed distribution of the principal’s lockdown alert to teachers. → Read More

Biden administration ordered to restore Trump-era immigration policy

Texas and Missouri sued the Biden administration in April, claiming without the Remain in Mexico policy more undocumented immigrants would remain in their states, increasing their health care, education, social services and law enforcement costs. → Read More

Texas agency: Gender-affirming surgery on children is child abuse

LGBTQ advocates say Texas Governor Greg Abbott, in pushing for the child abuse classification, is pandering to his conservative base because sex-reassignment surgery is rarely performed on minors. → Read More

Texas governor accused of ‘playing politics’ in response to Covid outbreaks

Around 50% of eligible Texans are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and the number of residents hospitalized with the respiratory illness has risen to more than 6,800, levels not seen since February. → Read More

Houston Cops Ordered to Pay $1.1 Million for Traffic Stop Assault

The case went to trial after a judge rejected two Houston police officers' argument that a man whose shoulder they tore during a traffic stop could not prove he was injured by them. → Read More

Texas Attorney General Agrees to Stop Blocking Online Critics

Ken Paxton agreed to stop blocking Twitter users from his account after a group of the firebrand Republican's critics claimed in court he was silencing them on the platform in violation of their free-speech rights. → Read More

Fifth Circuit: Texas Lawyers Don’t Have to Join State Bar and Pay Dues

The State Bar of Texas engages in political activities that fall outside the scope of its interests so it cannot force attorneys to join it and pay mandatory dues, the Fifth Circuit ruled Friday. → Read More

Texas Sheriffs Sue President Biden for Limiting Deportations

The sheriffs claim the deportation dial back has increased their crime-response costs because undocumented immigrants who are released from jail commit more crimes. → Read More

Prosecutors Secure 2 More Indictments in Probe of Houston Police Raid

The Houston area’s chief prosecutor said indictments returned Wednesday are expected to conclude her office’s investigation of Houston police corruption, a sweeping probe set in motion by a f… → Read More

Judge Lifts Biden Administration’s Pause on Oil and Gas Leases

Crediting 13 red states’ claims they stand to lose millions in revenue and thousands of jobs from the Biden administration’s pause of new oil and gas leases on federal lands and offshore waters, a … → Read More

Texas Couple Accused of Duping Black Victims With Pyramid Scheme

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says the married couple targeted the Black community and lured victims with promises of $11,200 returns on $1,400 membership fees. → Read More

Judge Dismisses Challenge of Hospital’s Covid-Vaccine Mandate for Its Employees

Do employees of a private company have any legal grounds to challenge its Covid-vaccination mandate? No, according to a federal judge. → Read More