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Border Activists Reach Settlement over Free Immigration Detention Hotline

(Headline USA) Immigrant activists say they have reached a settlement with the U.S. government so they can keep operating a free hotline that lets detained immigrants report concerns about custody conditions. Freedom for Immigrants said Thursday that a settlement was reached last week and approved by a federal court in...

Federal Court Refuses to Reverse Ethics Sanctions against DNC Lawyer Marc Elias

The 5th Circuit US Court of Appeals refused to drop its ethics-based sanctions against the man dubbed Democrats' "best Election-stealing lawyer" by former president Donald Trump. Marc Elias---whose litany of moral crimes against democracy includes having commissioned the debunked Steele dossier that set in motion the years-long deep-state Russia hoax---was...

Texas Supreme Court: Facebook Can Be Held Liable for Sex Traffickers Who Use Its Platform

(Bethany Blankley, The Center Square) After three Houston-area lawsuits were filed against Facebook alleging sex traffickers used its platform to commit crimes, Facebook asked the Texas Supreme Court to intervene. In response, the highest court in Texas ruled that Facebook could be held liable for sex traffickers using its platform, arguing...

North Dakota Sues Biden Admin over Oil, Gas Lease Sale Suspension

(Associated Press) North Dakota has sued the Biden administration over its suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water, saying the move will cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenue. President Joe Biden shut down oil and gas lease sales from the nation’s...

Trump Announces Massive Class-Action Lawsuit to Take on Big Tech Censorship

Former president Donald Trump held his first official post-presidency press conference to announce a class-action lawsuit against three Big Tech giants: Google, Facebook and Twitter. "This, I think, will go down as the biggest class action ever filed," he said while addressing the media at New Jersey's Trump National Golf...

SCOTUS Decision on Donor Privacy was a Smackdown to Kamala Harris

The Supreme Court on July 1 rejected the "facially unconstitutional" effort by former California Attorney General Kamala Harris to pry donor names and contact information from non-profit organizations, according to the Washington Times. Harris threatened to fine or revoke non-profit status from two conservative groups --- the Thomas More Law...

22 States Want SCOTUS to Rule on Hawaii’s Ban on Gun Carrying Outside of Home

(Bethany Blankley, The Center Square) Texas has joined 21 states led by the attorneys general of Louisiana, Arizona and Montana in an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court. The multistate coalition is asking the court to uphold Hawaiians’ Second Amendment rights to bear arms outside their homes in response...

Federal Court Rules Texas Cannot Force Lawyers to Pay Dues to State Bar Associations

(Headline USA) Attorneys who don't want to belong to, or pay dues to, their state bar associations in Texas and Louisiana have won important battles at a federal appeals court in New Orleans. A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Texas must stop requiring attorneys to...

Police Groups Sue Minnesota for Law Restricting Right to Use Deadly Force

(Associated Press) A coalition of Minnesota's largest law enforcement groups sued the state Friday seeking to overturn a state law that changed the standard for justified use of deadly force by police. The lawsuit claims the law, which took effect in March, violates officers' rights to self-defense and unconstitutionally compels...

Court Strikes Down Trump-Era EPA Rule That Allowed 15% Ethanol All Year

(Associated Press) A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a Trump-era Environmental Protection Agency rule change that allowed for the sale of a 15% ethanol gasoline blend in the summer months. The decision deals a significant blow to the ethanol industry and corn farmers who grow the crop from...

Supreme Court Turns Away Florist Who Refused Same-Sex Wedding Job

(Headline USA) The Supreme Court on Friday declined to take up the case of a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding, leaving in place a decision that she broke state anti-discrimination laws. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch said they would have agreed to hear...

Judge Rules Minneapolis May Not ‘Defund the Police’

(Headline USA) A judge on Thursday ruled in favor of a eight Minneapolis activists who sued the city council and mayor over funding the police force. The order by Hennepin County District Judge Jamie L. Anderson requires that the city have at least 730 sworn officers on the payroll by the...

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