Appeals Court Blocks Ruling That Overturned California’s Assault Weapons Ban

The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit leaves the three-decade-old ban in place while litigation continues.

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Judge Narrows Suits Over Clearing of Protesters Before Trump Photo Op

The judge said that federal officials had immunity, and that claims of a conspiracy to clear Lafayette Square for President Donald J. Trump’s walk across it were “simply too speculative.”

#american-civil-liberties-union, #black-lives-matter-movement, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #lafayette-square-washington-dc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Sues N.Y.C. for Ending Golf Course Contract After Capitol Riot

The Trump Organization, which had a 20-year contract to operate a public golf course in the Bronx, claims it was unfairly targeted.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #de-blasio-bill, #golf, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #new-york-city, #presidential-election-of-2020, #professional-golfers-assn, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-golf-links-at-ferry-point, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wollman-rink-manhattan-ny

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Supreme Court Says Over 200 Patent Judges Were Improperly Appointed

A fractured coalition of justices limited the effect of the decision, saying a larger role for an executive branch official would address the matter.

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Supreme Court Gives Goldman Sachs a Do-Over in Securities Fraud Suit

The justices said the bank may renew its arguments that its statements about honesty and integrity were too generic to support a class action for billions of dollars.

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The Supreme Court’s Newest Justices Produce Some Unexpected Results

In the term so far, including two major decisions on Thursday, the court’s expanded conservative majority is fractured and its liberals are often on the winning side.

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The Power of Money: How Autocrats Use London to Strike Foes Worldwide

English courtrooms have become a battleground — and a source of powerful weapons — in fierce disputes between the tycoons and the politicians of the post-Soviet world.

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Obamacare Is Here to Stay. Brace for New Health Care Battles.

Republicans in Congress have largely abandoned efforts to repeal the law. With the latest Supreme Court ruling, health policy now shifts to new territory.

#law-and-legislation, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us

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Barred From Her Own Home: How a Tool for Fighting Domestic Abuse Fails

Shamika Crawford was left homeless and separated from her children by an order of protection that was later dismissed. Lawyers say cases like hers are common.

#domestic-violence, #new-york-city, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Zimbabwe Releases Local Reporter Working for The New York Times

The government said that it would not oppose bail for Jeffrey Moyo, a freelance journalist in the capital, Harare, adding that there was evidence to show he had believed he was acting legally.

#freedom-of-the-press, #media, #moyo-jeffrey, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #zimbabwe

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Ex-Shake Shack Manager Sues N.Y.P.D. Unions Over Bogus Poison Claim

As tensions between protesters and the police grew last year, three officers said they’d been attacked with tainted milkshakes. They hadn’t.

#detectives-endowment-assn, #harrison-rodney-k, #new-york-city, #police-benevolent-assn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #shake-shack-inc, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Trump Pressed Official to Wield Justice Dept. to Back Election Claims

The former president began pressuring his acting attorney general even before announcing that his predecessor was stepping down, emails show.

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Judges Halt Race and Gender Priority for Restaurant Relief Grants

Approvals for thousands of Restaurant Revitalization Fund applicants were rescinded after court orders struck down a policy that favored historically underserved groups.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #minorities, #oconnor-reed, #race-and-ethnicity, #restaurants, #small-business, #small-business-administration, #stimulus-economic, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tennessee, #texas

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Alton Sterling’s Family Agrees to $4.5 Million Settlement, Lawyers Say

The settlement came nearly five years after Mr. Sterling, a Black father of five, was fatally shot by a white police officer in Baton Rouge, La.

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Policing Reform Negotiations Sputter in Congress Amid Partisan Bickering

Just as a bipartisan deal was supposed to be emerging, a new proposal has sown discontent among Republicans and Democrats and divided law enforcement groups, raising doubts about a deal.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #booker-cory-a, #floyd-george-d-2020, #fraternal-order-of-police, #graham-lindsey, #immunity-from-prosecution, #law-and-legislation, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #scott-timothy-eugene, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government

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I Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between My Judaism and My Queerness

My university discriminated against me for being queer. This is why I didn’t leave.

#colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-city, #orthodox-judaism, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #torah, #yeshiva-university

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R. Kelly’s Longtime Lawyers Move to Quit His Case as Trial Nears

Citing a disagreement with Mr. Kelly’s new counsel, the lawyers asked to be removed just over two months before a trial is set to begin.

#brooklyn-nyc, #kelly-r, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Former Students Win Racial Profiling Case Against French State

Three young men filed a suit saying they had been discriminated against during ID checks in Paris in 2017, when they were high school students. An appeals court ruled in their favor this week.

#discrimination, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #paris-france, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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It’s Hard to Sue Gun Makers. New York Moves to Change That.

State lawmakers are trying to get around a federal law that gives gun manufacturers broad immunity from lawsuits.

#firearms, #gun-control, #immunity-from-prosecution, #law-and-legislation, #national-rifle-assn, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Was This Picasso Lost Because of the Nazis? Heirs and Bavaria Disagree.

Officials have refused to refer a dispute over the work held by the state painting collections to a national commission created to review claims of art lost in the Nazi era.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #bavaria-germany, #bavarian-state-painting-collections, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #mendelssohn-bartholdy-paul-von, #picasso-pablo, #politics-and-government, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wills-and-estates

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Democrats’ Improbable New F.E.C. Strategy: More Deadlock Than Ever

Here is the inside story of how Democrats, after a decade of defeats at the nation’s top campaign watchdog, are trying to enforce election laws in part by losing on purpose in federal court.

#campaign-finance, #democratic-party, #federal-courts-us, #federal-election-commission, #republican-party, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government, #weintraub-ellen-l

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$14 Million Settlement for Water Polo Players Who Accused Coach of Abuse

In their lawsuit, the plaintiffs said that USA Water Polo did not do enough to protect them from their coach, Bahram Hojreh. He also faces criminal charges.

#anaheim-calif, #assaults, #california, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #irvine-calif, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states, #water-polo

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Biden Justice Department Seeks to Defend Trump in Suit Over Rape Denial

Donald Trump is facing a defamation lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll, who has accused Mr. Trump of raping her.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #carroll-e-jean, #kaplan-lewis-a, #libel-and-slander, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j

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Sexual Abuse Survivors from Syracuse Seek to Change A Law

A proposed law in New York would clear the way for people who were abused after turning 18 to sue for damages.

#albany-ny, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #colleges-and-universities, #education-k-12, #new-york-child-victims-act-2019, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #syracuse-ny, #syracuse-university

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School District Agrees to Pay $3 Million After a Bullied Boy, 8, Killed Himself

Cincinnati Public Schools reached the settlement on Friday, more than three years after Gabriel Taye died by suicide.

#bullies, #carson-elementary-school-cincinnati-ohio, #cincinnati-ohio, #education-k-12, #parenting, #reynolds-cornelia-1989, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #taye-benyam, #taye-gabriel-d-2017

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How the World Learns About Bosses Behaving Badly

One firm is guiding employees through the process of going public with stories that companies go to great lengths to keep private.

#metoo-movement, #discrimination, #lioness-media-relations-firm, #nondisclosure-agreements, #scorah-amber, #sexual-harassment, #steinhorn-ariella, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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U.S. Put Gag Order on Times Executives Amid Fight Over Email Logs

The push began in the Trump administration and continued under President Biden, and the Justice Department obtained a gag order to keep it from public view.

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McGahn Breaks Little New Ground in Closed-Door Testimony

A transcript of the former White House counsel’s appearance, which ended a two-year dispute between the Justice Department and Congress over a subpoena, will be made public next week.

#courts-and-the-judiciary, #house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #mcgahn-donald-f-ii, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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15 Men Charged in Connection With Death of Fraternity Pledge

Samuel Martinez, 19, died of alcohol poisoning after attending an Alpha Tau Omega fraternity event in 2019. His family said it was disappointed that criminal charges of hazing were not filed.

#alcohol-abuse, #alpha-tau-omega, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-fatalities, #fraternities-and-sororities, #hazing, #martinez-samuel-d-2019, #pullman-wash, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #washington-state-university

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2 Nevada Men Ordered to Stop Selling Bottled Waters Linked to Hepatitis

According to prosecutors, the F.D.A. learned that at least five children had experienced acute non-viral hepatitis, which can lead to liver failure, after drinking the father and son’s Re²al Water products.

#food-and-drug-administration, #jones-blain-k-1987, #jones-brent-a-1963, #justice-department, #real-water-inc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #water

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The FISA Court’s Unnecessary Secrecy

Many of the decisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court have not seen the light of day. That’s irreconcilable with the Constitution.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #constitution-us, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #foreign-intelligence-surveillance-court, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #privacy, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #usa-freedom-act, #usa-patriot-act

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Big Setbacks Propel Oil Giants Toward a ‘Tipping Point’

A surprising mix of environmentalists, pension fund managers and big money investors have scored startling victories against oil and coal, opening new battle fronts in the climate fight.

#australia, #energy-and-power, #engine-no-1-gp-llc, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #milieudefensie-nonprofit, #netherlands, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #royal-dutch-shell-plc, #shareholder-rights-and-activism, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states

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Nikole Hannah-Jones Weighs Legal Action Against U.N.C.

Nikole Hannah-Jones, a creator of the 1619 Project who is scheduled to start as a professor at the university this summer, has retained lawyers to represent her in a dispute over tenure.

#1619-project, #colleges-and-universities, #hannah-jones-nikole, #journalism-schools, #naacp-legal-defense-fund, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tenure, #university-of-north-carolina, #writing-and-writers

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Biden’s Fossil Fuel Moves Clash With Pledges on Climate Change

Over the past month the Biden administration has defended three significant oil and gas projects, raising concerns among environmentalists that climate policy is being undermined

#alaska, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #conocophillips, #drilling-and-boring, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #haaland-deb, #interior-department, #national-petroleum-reserve-alaska, #native-americans, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Splits the Gucci Family

One of Guccio Gucci’s great-granddaughters went public with alleged wrongdoing, and now her younger sister is involved too.

#california, #england, #fashion-and-apparel, #gucci, #gucci-patricia, #ruffalo-joseph, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #your-feed-fashion, #zarini-alexandra

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Biden Administration Defends Huge Alaska Oil Drilling Project

The administration says the country must pivot away from fossil fuels but backed a project set to produce more than 100,000 barrels of oil each day for 30 years.

#alaska, #alaska-natives, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #conocophillips, #drilling-and-boring, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-petroleum-reserve-alaska, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #reserves-natural-resources, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves

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Amy Cooper Sues Former Employer for Racial Discrimination

Ms. Cooper, who made the call after a man asked her to leash her dog in Central Park, says that she was discriminated against because of her race.

#birdwatching, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #cooper-amy-may-25-2020-central-park-incident, #cooper-christian-birder, #discrimination, #franklin-templeton-limited-duration-income-trust, #police-department-nyc, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Judge Clears Purdue Pharma’s Restructuring Plan for Vote by Thousands of Claimants

The ruling was a milestone in yearslong efforts to make the OxyContin manufacturer pay for its role in the opioid crisis, but some plaintiffs feel the plan doesn’t go far enough.

#bankruptcies, #drain-robert-d, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #finances, #oxycontin-drug, #purdue-pharma, #sackler-family, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #your-feed-science

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Tamir Rice’s Mother Asks Court to Block Rehiring of Officer Who Killed Her Son

Samaria Rice wants the Ohio Supreme Court to keep the man who killed her son in 2014 from being reinstated as a Cleveland police officer. The former officer, Timothy Loehmann, was never charged.

#arbitration-conciliation-and-mediation, #cleveland-ohio, #cuyahoga-county-ohio, #justice-department, #loehmann-timothy-1988, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #rice-samaria, #rice-tamir-e-2002-14, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-courts-state

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Janine Brookner, Punished C.I.A. Officer Who Got Revenge, Dies at 80

She had been a successful operative and station chief when staffers made dubious allegations that forced her from the field. She sued the C.I.A. — and won.

#brookner-janine-1940-2021, #central-intelligence-agency, #deaths-obituaries, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #legal-profession, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #women-and-girls

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WhatsApp Sues India’s Government to Stop New Internet Rules

The rules, which would require WhatsApp to make people’s messages traceable, would violate people’s privacy, the messaging service said.

#computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #india, #instant-messaging, #modi-narendra, #privacy, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #whatsapp-inc

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Why Is Caste Inequality Still Legal in America?

This discrimination is real, and federal law should reflect that.

#bochasanwasi-akshar-purushottam-swaminarayan-sanstha-baps, #caste-systems, #cisco-systems-inc, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states

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Amazon Accused of Manipulating Prices by D.C. Attorney General

The District of Columbia said in a lawsuit that Amazon had stopped merchants that use its platform from charging lower prices for the same products elsewhere online.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #e-commerce, #karl-racine, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #washington-dc

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McGahn Likely to Testify on Trump’s Efforts to Obstruct Russia Inquiry

A delay is said to have stemmed from an initial threat by former President Donald J. Trump to intervene, but he apparently reversed course.

#house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #justice-department, #mcgahn-donald-f-ii, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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McGahn Is Likely to Testify Next Week on Trump’s Efforts to Obstruct Russia Inquiry

A delay is said to have stemmed from an initial threat by former President Donald J. Trump to intervene, but he apparently reversed course.

#house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #justice-department, #mcgahn-donald-f-ii, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Kevin Spacey Cast in Italian Film After Being Sidelined in the U.S.

He will play a detective in the movie, directed by Franco Nero, in what is believed to be his first film since sexual assault allegations started surfacing in 2017.

#metoo-movement, #actors-and-actresses, #italy, #luomo-che-disegno-dio-movie, #movies, #nero-franco-1941, #redgrave-vanessa, #sex-crimes, #spacey-kevin, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #television

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Paul J. Hanly Jr., Top Litigator in Opioid Cases, Dies at 70

Mr. Hanly had been central to the current nationwide litigation against pharmaceutical companies, pharmacies and others in the opioid supply chain.

#deaths-obituaries, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #hanly-paul-j-jr-1951-2021, #legal-profession, #liability-for-products, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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A Windfall for Minority Farmers Divides Rural America

A $4 billion federal fund meant to confront how racial injustice has shaped American farming has angered white farmers who say they are being unfairly excluded.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #black-people, #discrimination, #national-black-farmers-assn, #race-and-ethnicity, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states, #whites

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What We Know About Ronald Greene’s Death

The Louisiana State Police said Mr. Greene died in 2019 from crashing his S.U.V. during a police chase, but video footage shows troopers shocking, choking and beating him.

#associated-press, #deaths-fatalities, #demoss-dakota-louisiana-state-police-officer, #greene-ronald-d-2019, #hollingsworth-chris-louisiana-state-police-officer, #louisiana, #louisiana-state-police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #york-kory-louisiana-state-police-officer

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In Antitrust Trial, Tim Cook Argues Apple Doesn’t Hurt App Makers

The chief executive of Apple, which was sued by the gaming company Epic, said his company had invested heavily on security and had lowered some fees in its App Store.

#apple-inc, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #fortnite-video-game, #mobile-applications, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #sweeney-tim-1970

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