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Top Stories: Texas Cases Awaiting Supreme Court Decisions; ‘Persona’ At 50


The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The U.S. Supreme Court will issue an opinion in one or more cases. Several cases with Texas ties remain on the docket.

One will determine if the state’s abortion restrictions are legal. Another will determine if UT Austin’s affirmative action program unfairly discriminated against a white applicant. 

The fate of President Obama’s executive action on immigration also hangs in the balance. His order would prevent deportation for undocumented parents of American children and those who were brought to the country when they were children.

With only 8 justices on the Supreme Court currently, there’s a risk of a tie vote. If that happens, the lower court rulings remain in place, and no precedent is set.

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You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM. 

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.