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Trump Settles Defamation Lawsuit Against Wisconsin TV Station

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign sued the local broadcast station in April for running an ad that made it seem like the President had called the coronavirus a hoax. The settlement does not include an apology from Trump, but one of the TV station's attorney framed it as a win for local news.

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Students Prohibited from Wearing Pro-Gun T-Shirts Can Move Forward with Claims

Two students who were prohibited from wearing pro-gun t-shirts in school can now move forward with their First Amendment claims after a federal judge found that the shirts were protected speech.

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Appeals Court Halts Restrictions on Indoor Gatherings in Wisconsin

On November 6th, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ordered a lower court to halt the state’s restrictions on public gatherings because the Wisconsin Department of Health Services had failed to submit the order to the legislature before making it official, thus rendering the order invalid. 

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Parents of Two High School Students Sue Over Right to Wear Gun T-Shirts in Class

The lawsuit argues that the students’ shirts do not advocate for violent or illegal use of firearms, but are meant to express support for “the value to society of personal possession of arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment.”

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Wisconsin County Board Considers Prosecuting Journalists for Reporting on Water Study, then Backs Off

A county board in southern Wisconsin decided to hold off on a resolution that would have punished journalists and county officials for how they handle information about a recent study that showed high-levels of contamination in the county’s well system. 

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Jury Awards Sandy Hook Father $450,000 in Defamation Suit against Conspiracy Theorist

“We went in thinking we had to prove that the death certificate was real. We ended up having to prove not only that, but that a little baby was born to these two parents,” Pozner’s attorney, Jacob Zimmerman, told First Amendment Watch.

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Federal Court Reinstates Suit by Videographers Claiming Minnesota’s Anti-Discrimination Law Violates Their Free Speech Rights

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuits reinstated a Minnesota lawsuit brought by two filmmakers who claim […]

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Conservative Think Tank Sues Wisconsin Governor For Denying Access To Press Briefings

Democratic Governor Tony Evers is being sued in federal court by MacIver Institute of Public Policy, a conservative think tank, […]

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