Political Speech
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Disney Narrows Scope of Lawsuit Against DeSantis to Free Speech Claims

Disney narrowed the scope of its federal lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday, focusing on First Amendment claims that the governor retaliated against the company following its public statement opposing the Parental Rights in Education bill, widely known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

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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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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear ‘Trump Too Small’ Trademark Case

The Supreme Court decided June 5 to hear a California attorney’s case June 5 in which he requested to trademark the phrase “Trump too small.” The insult was initially made by Florida Senator Marco Rubio during the 2016 presidential campaign in which he said former President Trump had “small hands … And you know what they say about guys with small hands.”

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Disney Sues DeSantis Claiming Retaliation for Denouncing Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

Disney sued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis April 26, claiming the governor and the legislature “orchestrated” a “targeted campaign of government retaliation” after the company issued a public statement opposing the Parental Rights in Education bill, widely dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. 

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Federal Lawsuit Seeks to Block Arizona Voters’ Right to Know Act

Policy grassroots organization Americans for Prosperity filed a lawsuit in federal court March 17 claiming a voter-approved Arizona statute violates the First Amendment in requiring the disclosure of big-money donors to organizations involved in campaign media spending.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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