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.
Other stories this morning:
- The Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition heads into the semifinal round today. The six finalists chosen tonight will perform Saturday with the Fort Worth Symphony at Bass Performance Hall.
- There will be more traffic headaches in downtown Dallas beginning Friday night. Because of construction on one of the bridges in the Mixmaster, all lanes going south on I-35 around downtown will close at 10 p.m.
- 50 years ago this summer, Ingmar Bergman released “Persona,” which is considered one of the most influential art-house films. It’ll be screening Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
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