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City Paying Ex-Police Officer to Settle Free Speech Lawsuit Over Social Media Posts

The officer filed the lawsuit after he was suspended four days for what that the city said constituted threats to Black Lives Matters activists and others.

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Judge Rules PA Law Shielding Teacher Misconduct Complaints Unconstitutional

The law’s confidentiality provision makes it a misdemeanor to disclose the existence of a state complaint or any information about it unless and until discipline is imposed.

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Laredo, Texas citizen journalist Priscilla Villarreal

Divided Federal Appeals Court Won’t Revive Texas Journalist’s Lawsuit Over 2017 Arrest

The online citizen journalist said she was wrongfully arrested for seeking and obtaining nonpublic information from police in a case that drew attention from national media.

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Family of Marine Killed In Afghanistan Fails To Win Lawsuit Against Alec Baldwin

The lawsuit alleged Baldwin exposed the family to a flood of social media hatred in 2022 by claiming on Instagram the Marine was an “insurrectionist."

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Clarence Cocroft, owner of Tru Source Medical Cannabis, stands in front of the dispensary in Olive Branch, Mississippi.

Owner of Medical Marijuana Dispensary Claims Mississippi Censors Business Owners

Clarence Cocroft claims Mississippi's Department of Health regulations banning medical marijuana businesses from advertising violates business owners' First Amendment rights.

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Federal Judge Puts Idaho’s ‘Abortion Trafficking’ Law on Hold During Lawsuit

The law enacted in May was designed to prevent minors from getting abortions in states where the procedure is legal if they don’t have their parents’ permission.

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Appeals Panel Won’t Revive Lawsuit Against Tennessee Ban on Giving Out Mail Voting Form

Judges have decided not to revive a challenge of a Tennessee law that makes it a felony for anyone other than election officials to distribute absentee ballot applications.

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North Carolina Justice Sues to End Ethics Probe Sparked by Her Diversity Critique

A North Carolina Supreme Court justice filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against the state’s judicial ethics commission seeking to end an ongoing investigation into public statements she made about the lack of diversity in the state’s court system.

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