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Courts Could Put Texas GOP's Aggressive Agenda to the Test

Several bills pushed forward by the Texas Legislature are likely to face legal challenges, including a new law targeting sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with immigration enforcement agencies and a "bathroom bill" passed by the House that would require students at public and charter schools to use the restroom that corresponds to the gender on their birth certificates. Political science fellow Mark P. Jones explains why conservative legislators see supporting such bills as a political win despite the pending lawsuits. The New York Times: