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Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump for ‘Inciting Capitol Riot’

Two Capitol Police officers are suing former President Donald Trump for allegedly “inciting” the Jan. 6 Capitol siege and causing them physical and “emotional” harm. Officers James Blassingame and Sidney Hemby alleged in their complaint that Trump “inflamed, encouraged, incited, directed, and aided and abetted” the rogue group of rioters...

Out of Office, Court Lets Woman’s Defamation Suit vs. Trump Proceed Again

(Associated Press) Former President Donald Trump could face questioning under oath about a former “Apprentice” contestant's sexual assault allegations against him, following a ruling from New York's highest court Tuesday. Evidence-gathering has been on hold in Summer Zervos's defamation lawsuit since Trump asked the high court last year to declare the...

Michigan Fines Barber over State Capitol Protest, Defiance of Whitmer Lockdown

(Associated Press) A Michigan barber who defied Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and reopened his shop last spring during the coronavirus pandemic was fined $9,000 for violating licensing rules, including joining a protest where hairstylists cut hair on the Capitol lawn. Karl Manke will appeal the penalties in court, his lawyer said. The Board...

NY Social Service Agency Sued for Not Allowing ‘X’ Gender Mark

(Headline USA) "Nonbinary" New Yorkers who currently must declare themselves as male or female to receive Medicaid, food stamps and other public assistance said in lawsuit filed Monday that the state is discriminating against them by failing to provide an X gender option. The lawsuit filed against state and city...

6th Circuit Sides With Christian Professor Who Refused to Use Transgender Pronouns

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that Shawnee State University violated the First Amendment rights of a professor when it punished him for refusing to call a male student by feminine pronouns, Alliance Defending Freedom reported. Shawnee State University charged Dr. Nicholas Meriwether, a philosophy professor, with...

Plaintiff Loses After Lawyer Refuses to Wear Mask in Court

(Associated Press) A woman lost her personal injury lawsuit after her lawyer refused to wear a mask in court and the judge threw out her case, which had been set for trial. The New York Daily News reported Friday that Brooklyn Judge Lawrence Knipel tossed the case after attorney Howard Greenwald...

Dominion Voting Sues Fox for $1.6B over 2020 Election Claims

(Headline USA) Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News on Friday, arguing the cable news giant falsely claimed in an effort to boost faltering ratings that the voting company had rigged the 2020 election. The lawsuit is part of a growing body of legal action filed...

Jacob Blake Files Excessive Force Lawsuit Against Kenosha Officer

(Headline USA) A man who was paralyzed after he was shot in the back by a police officer in southeastern Wisconsin filed a civil lawsuit Thursday accusing the officer of excessive force. Jacob Blake Jr. was shot by Kenosha Officer Rusten Sheskey in August while Blake was about to get into...

Dems’ Lawyer Marc Elias Isn’t Done Destroying Election Integrity Yet

(Eric Felten, RealClearInvestigations) This week the House Committee on Administration is taking up the challenge by Rita Hart to have Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks kicked out of Congress. The Democratic candidate for a vacant seat in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, Hart lost by six votes in November to Miller-Meeks, a Republican. The election was...

COURT: U. of Iowa Officials FINANCIALLY Liable for Targeting Christian Group

(Headline USA) University of Iowa administrators can be held liable for monetary damages for improperly barring a Christian student group that rejects homosexual relationships, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, in a victory for religious conservatives on college campuses. The administrators do not enjoy qualified immunity from the lawsuit brought by...

Supreme Court Will Consider Reinstating Death Penalty for Boston Marathon Bomber

(Associated Press) The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider reinstating the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, presenting President Joe Biden with an early test of his opposition to capital punishment. The justices agreed to hear an appeal filed by the Trump administration, which carried out executions of...

NYC Strip Clubs Sue Cuomo over COVID Shutdown

(Associated Press) A group of New York City exotic dancing clubs sued New York state Thursday, saying it’s not fair that they’re being kept closed when everything from axe-throwing venues to bars with live music and casinos can open up. The lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court claimed that thousands of...

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