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Louisiana Law That Could Limit Filming of Police Hampers Key Tool for Racial Justice, Attorneys Say

Critics have said the law — signed this week by Republican Gov. Jeff Landry — could hinder the public’s ability to film officers. 

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Louisiana Law Will Criminalize Approaching Police in Certain Circumstances

The legislation’s language does not specifically mention filming, but opponents have questioned its constitutionality, saying it could impede a person’s First Amendment rights.

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Teen Who Said Deputy Threatened Him As He Filmed Mom’s Arrest Awarded $185,000

A federal appeals court largely sided with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office on many of the allegations, squelching much of the lawsuit over the deputies’ use of force.

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Conservative States Challenge Federal Rule on Treatment of Transgender Students

Several Republican state attorneys general are arguing that the new policies would hurt women and girls, trample free speech rights and create burdens for the states.

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Supreme Court Seems Favorable to Biden Admin in Landmark Social Media Case

Justices seemed broadly skeptical of accusations that Biden administration officials leaned on social media platforms to unconstitutionally squelch conservative viewpoints.

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Louisiana Supreme Court Judge Targets Critics with Defamation Suits

Judge Jeff Hughes has sued the head of a watchdog group and local newspaper for editorials criticizing his handling of a child custody case. The editorials stemmed from an ongoing investigative series into judicial misconduct in Louisiana courts.

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Judge Revises Opinion in Lawsuit Against Black Lives Matter Activist

While Judge Willet had originally agreed with the majority opinion—that Mckesson could be held liable for injuries caused by a rogue protester—his new opinion reveals a rare judicial change of mind.

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ACLU Urges Supreme Court to Overturn a Ruling Against DeRay Mckesson

Earlier this year, the Fifth Circuit ruled that Mckesson could be held liable for injuries he did not immediately cause or encourage. Now, the ACLU is asking the Supreme Court in a petition to overturn the ruling or else risk a widespread chilling effect on protest.

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