Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit of Tallahassee Police Review Member Ousted for ‘Abolish Police’ Sticker
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit March 13 filed by a member of the Tallahassee Citizens Police Review Board, (CPRB), who was voted off the board for bringing a cup with an “abolish police” sticker to board meetings.
Police Review Board Member Ousted for ‘Abolish Police’ Sticker Sues; City of Tallahassee Seeks to Dismiss
The City of Tallahassee filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit on Jan. 5 filed by a former Citizens Police Review Board member who was voted off the board because of an “abolish police” sticker on her cup.
NRA Free Speech Lawsuit Dismissed Against NY State Financial Regulator
The National Rifle Association claimed that a New York state financial regulator coerced and threatened banks and insurers to sever business relationships with the gun group, according to the 2018 lawsuit, which claimed the regulator's "intent [was] to obstruct, chill, deter, and retaliate against the NRA’s core political speech." But, a federal appeals court recently found that the regulator's actions were done in "good faith" and dismissed the complaint.
NJ Court Vacates Obscenity Charge over Profane Anti-Biden Signs
A resident of Roselle Park, New Jersey was charged with violating the town's anti-obscenity ordinance for displaying signs that said "F--ck Biden." On July 27th, a Superior Court vacated those charges on First Amendment grounds.
Utah Police Arrest Woman for Stomping on Pro-Police Flag
A Utah Police officer is charging a 19-year-old woman with a hate crime for “stomping on a ‘Back the Blue’ sign” while “smirking in an intimidating manner,” The Salt Lake Tribune reported on July 9th. The woman could face up to a year in prison or a fine of up to $2,500 for allegedly destroying stolen property “in a manner to attempt to intimidate law enforcement.”
Senator Cruz Prevails in Campaign Finance Lawsuit
On June 3rd, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz prevailed in a lawsuit he filed against the Federal Election Commission (FEC) following his 2018 reelection campaign. Cruz claimed that a $250,000 limit on repaying personal loans with post-election campaign contributions constituted a violation of free speech rights.
New Jersey School District To Pay Teacher $325,000 in Student Yearbook Case
A New Jersey school district agreed to pay $325,000 to a teacher as part of a settlement after the teacher sued the district for emotional distress and imposing an unconstitutional gag order on her speech. She claims the school spread a false story that she altered students' photographs to remove Trump slogans from their clothing.
Virginia Lawmaker Files Lawsuit After State Senate Votes to Censure Her
On February 1st, a Virginia state senator filed a federal lawsuit against the Senate of Virginia, the lieutenant governor, and the president of the Senate after lawmakers voted to censure her for speaking at then-President Donald Trump’s rally prior to the attack on the Capitol on January 6th.