The ruling found that two re-drawn congressional districts in the state relied on race rather than political makeup.
The death row inmate is the latest to raise concerns about botched lethal injections.
The new policy reverses the Obama-era stance, which was aimed at reducing prison populations.
At issue is the question of whether the ban was motivated by national security. Many experts point to President Trump's campaign rhetoric about a 'Muslim ban' as evidence a religious basis for the order, which would be unconstitutional.
An Associated Press review found a vast majority of police-civilian encounters from 2015 to 2016 involved persons of color, even as Boston enlists the help of independent researchers.
The west Texas court is billed as the toughest immigration court in the land, but could its strategy work on a national level?
The state originally wanted to put eight inmates to death before its supply of a drug used in lethal injection expires at the end of April. Overcoming last minute legal hurdles, the first inmate, Ledell Lee, was executed Thursday night.
Largely overshadowed by the emotional protests demanding police reforms, a wave of legislation and executive orders has been enacted at the state level in the past two years.
For the second time this week, court rulings halt efforts in Arkansas to carry out its first executions since 2005.
Justice Neil Gorsuch's inquiries in the three cases heard by the Supreme Court on Monday often revealed a Scalia-style emphasis on the text of the statutes themselves.
The US Justice Department estimates that 450,000 Americans are stuck in limbo every day, imprisoned before their day in court. Studies have found that it costs more for cities to jail those who can’t afford bail than they accrue in fees.