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  • Country band Lady A files suit against Black singer with same name

    07/08/2020 8:26:51 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 41 replies ^ | 8 July 2020 | KRISTIN M. HALL
    Country group Lady A, which dropped the word “Antebellum,” from their name because of the word's ties to slavery, has filed a lawsuit against a Black singer who has performed as Lady A for years.
  • Harvard & MIT Are Suing The Trump Administration Over ICE’s New Student Visa Rules

    07/08/2020 3:03:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/08/2020 | Lydia Wang
    Many American colleges and universities are considering virtual or hybrid education models for the upcoming Fall semester, due to the COVID-19 precautions. Enter the Immigration Customs and Enforcement Agency (ICE), which announced Tuesday that, if schools opt to cancel in-person classes, their international students will be forced to leave the U.S. in the midst of a global pandemic. According to statistics from the 2018-2019 school year, over 1 million international students will be impacted by the policy. Students and professors alike immediately denounced the xenophobic, harmful decision — and now, universities are using lawsuits and new learning models to fight...
  • Split decision in COVID-19 rulings: Pritzker beats GOP in federal case but loses in downstate county challenge

    07/04/2020 6:03:29 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 4 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 7/02/2020 | Tina Sfondeles
    downstate judge has ruled in favor of a Republican legislator in his lawsuit against Gov. J.B. Pritzker over whether the Democratic governor exceeded his legal authority in issuing a stay-at-home order in March to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Just hours earlier, Pritzker notched a win in federal court against the Illinois Republican Party, which sued the governor claiming he violated the GOP’s constitutional rights to assemble during the coronavirus outbreak. In the downstate lawsuit, state Rep. Darren Bailey, R-Xenia, and his attorneys fought hard to keep it in state court. And Clay County Judge Michael McHaney ruled in favor of...
  • Judicial Watch Files First Amendment Lawsuit Against DC Mayor [Weekly Update]

    07/03/2020 11:17:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 2, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Sues to Expose Full Truth Behind Obama Unmasking/Spy Abuses Judicial Watch Files First Amendment Lawsuit Against DC – Because No One Is Above the Law! Supreme Court Allows the Abortion Industry to Set Abortion Policy Happy Independence Day! Judicial Watch Sues to Expose Full Truth Behind Obama Unmasking/Spy Abuses The term “unmasking” refers to the practice of political appointees obtaining the identities of American citizens referenced in intelligence surveillance of foreign nationals. Unmasking has a legitimate purpose, but in the final months of the Obama administration his lieutenants were abusing the process as they frantically looked for...
  • Christian photographer sues State of Virginia over law that may force him to service gay weddings

    07/03/2020 7:04:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/03/2020 | Michael Gryboski
    A professional photographer has filed a lawsuit against a new Virginia law that he says would force him to violate his sincerely held Christian beliefs by requiring him to provide his services to same-sex weddings. Chris Herring filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division, against the newly enacted Virginia Values Act. Signed into law by Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam in April, the law prohibits businesses from engaging in discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The lawsuit is a “pre-enforcement challenge,” as Herring has not yet...
  • Freedom Foundation Lawsuit Alleges Mask Order Violates Free Speech, Compels ‘Virtue Signaling

    07/01/2020 8:10:19 PM PDT · by redfog · 12 replies
    Freedom Foundation ^ | Freedom Foundation
    Washington’s “invasive,” “coercive” and “unprecedented” directive requiring residents to wear a mask or equivalent face covering in public places has been challenged by a lawsuit arguing the state cannot compel citizens to meekly support whatever newest guess the government is making when responding to the COVID-19 virus. Filed in Lewis County Superior Court on Wednesday by the Freedom Foundation on behalf of seven state residents, the action targets the face coverings order issued on June 24 by Washington Secretary of Health Dr. John Wiesman.
  • Second federal lawsuit filed over CHOP (Seattle)

    06/29/2020 7:26:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    KIRO 7 ^ | 6/29/20 | Alison Grande
    SEATTLE - A second lawsuit was filed in federal court over the CHOP zone on Seattle's Capitol Hill. The class action lawsuit claims by allowing the protest zone, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Governor Jay Inslee, violated the Constitutional rights of everyone who lives, works, or passes through the area. Not only does attorney Jacob Bozeman say the city allowed it, he claims they helped create it by installing barricades and bathrooms. "To abdicate the authority to an unelected, unauthorized and armed group of people to decide who can come and go, who can be searched and seized, and under...
  • Parents To Sue Trump, Meme Creator Carpe Donktum Over Manipulated Video Of Toddlers

    06/25/2020 5:46:42 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/25/20 | Rachel Sandler
    The parents of two toddlers featured in a manipulated video posted on social media by President Donald Trump plan to file a lawsuit against the president, his campaign and the creator of the video, pro-Trump meme creator Carpe Donktum, escalating the fallout from the doctored video, which was taken down by Facebook and Twitter. Lawyers representing the parents of the children featured in the video are drafting a lawsuit alleging the video was altered and shared as an “advertisement and political propaganda” without permission or parental consent.
  • Reports: Seattle CHOP zone prompts lawsuit from businesses, residents

    06/25/2020 3:52:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Fox News via MSN ^ | 6/25/20 | Dom Calicchio
    Numerous Seattle businesses – including an auto repair shop, a tattoo parlor and a property management company – sued the city Wednesday, alleging city officials were complicit in allowing an “occupied protest” that has made them feel unsafe in their neighborhood, according to reports. Workers and residents also joined the lawsuit over CHOP, the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest, which drew scorn from President Trump and other critics who accused Mayor Jenny Durkan, the city’s police chief and other city leaders of turning the area over to “anarchists.” Organizers of CHOP -- part of the widespread rioting and demonstrations that followed...
  • Seattle business owners, residents sue city over ‘CHOP’ zone

    06/24/2020 11:19:58 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 24 2020 | Kenneth Garger
    About a dozen businesses and residents located in and around Seattle’s autonomous protest zone sued the city Wednesday — arguing their constitutional rights to property are being violated. The class-action suit claims the group have had their rights “overrun by the city of Seattle’s unprecedented decision to abandon and close off an entire city neighborhood.” The so-called Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, which sprouted up on June 8, has been “unchecked by police, unserved by fire and emergency health services, and inaccessible to the public at large,” the lawsuit said.
  • Tucker Carlson reports: Stepmother of ex-Atlanta officer who shot Rayshard Brooks fired from job

    06/19/2020 1:12:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/18/20 | Daniel Chaitin
    **SNIP** The Washington Examiner reached out to EPM for comment. About two hours after publication, the company released a statement that said Rolfe was fired because she violated company policy. "As an employer, it is imperative to maintain a safe environment for all employees. Melissa Rolfe's termination was a director result of her actions in the workplace and violation of company policy," the statement said. "While working with Melissa as she transitioned to a leave of absence granted by our organization, we discovered she violated company policy and created an uncomfortable working environment for many of our employees. As an...
  • Another Wedding Refund Lawsuit, This Time In Texas; Many couples who spent a year or more planning their weddings, have those plans dashed by the pandemic

    06/16/2020 8:14:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/16/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in May, we were already seeing cases of couples who spent a year or more planning their weddings, only to have those plans dashed by the pandemic. Some of them learned that the tens of thousands of dollars they had paid in advance would not be refunded. Those first instances in the news took place in Chicago, but it was easy to see that the same thing would be taking place elsewhere. This week we learn of some similar situations taking place in Texas, and these may be shaping up into a class-action lawsuit. (CBS Dallas-Fort Worth) A...
  • Tucson-based doctors' group sues feds over use of Hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19

    06/09/2020 8:01:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies ^ | 06/09/2020 | By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — A Tucson-based national organization of doctors has sued the federal Department of Health and Human Services for putting roadblocks in the path of physicians who want to prescribe hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19. The lawsuit, filed in Michigan, asks a federal judge to overturn an order by the Food and Drug Administration, part of HHS, which says the drug can be obtained from the Strategic National Stockpile only when a patient has the virus and is hospitalized. Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of Physicians and Surgeons, told Capitol Media Services the agency is illegally restricting the...
  • Babylon Bee Threatened With Lawsuit By Awana For Posting ‘Beyond Satire’ Trump Piece

    06/05/2020 3:11:19 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 50 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 6/5/2020 | James Barrett
    Popular conservative satirical site Babylon Bee says they’ve been threatened with a lawsuit from Awana over a recent satirical post about President Trump’s religious photo-opping that references the evangelical youth organization. “Trump Shows Off Completed Awana Vest,” reads the title of the satirical piece, posted Tuesday, a day after Trump held up a Bible outside the historic, protester/rioter-burned St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House. The top image of the Bee’s piece is a photoshopped image of Trump sporting a red Awana Club vest. The satirical piece reads: WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Trump and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi are...
  • Google faces $5 billion lawsuit in U.S. for tracking 'private' internet use

    06/03/2020 6:42:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    nbc ^ | 06/02/2020
    The lawsuit seeks at least $5 billion, accusing the Alphabet Inc unit of surreptitiously collecting information about what people view online and where they browse, despite their using what Google calls Incognito mode. According to the complaint filed in the federal court in San Jose, California, Google gathers data through Google Analytics, Google Ad Manager and other applications and website plug-ins, including smartphone apps, regardless of whether users click on Google-supported ads. This helps Google learn about users’ friends, hobbies, favorite foods, shopping habits, and even the “most intimate and potentially embarrassing things” they search for online, the complaint said....
  • ACLU Abandons Lawsuit Against Pro-Life Texas Towns

    06/02/2020 12:08:28 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 4 replies
    Texas Scorecard ^ | June 1, 2020 | Cary Cheshire
    The ACLU and its Texas chapter have withdrawn their lawsuit against seven Texas towns that had declared themselves sanctuaries for the unborn and adopted ordinances outlawing abortion within their city limits. In February, the ACLU filed suit in East Texas against the cities of Waskom, Naples, Joaquin, Tenaha, Rusk, Gary, and Wells on behalf of two pro-abortion plaintiffs: the Texas Equal Access Fund and the Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity. Now, three months later, the groups are dropping their suit, and pro-life groups across Texas are claiming it as a victory for the unborn. In a post on their website,...
  • Association of American Physicians & Surgeons (AAPS) Sues the FDA to End Its Arbitrary Restrictions on Hydroxychloroquine to Treat Covid-19

    06/02/2020 11:51:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    oday the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons (AAPS) filed a lawsuit, AAPS v. FDA, against the Food and Drug Administration to end its arbitrary interference with the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), which President Trump and other world leaders have taken as a prophylaxis against COVID-19. Two million doses of HCQ are being sent by the Trump Administration to Brazil to help medical workers there safeguard themselves against the spread of the virus. But at the same time the FDA continues to block Americans' access to this medication. HCQ has been approved as safe by the FDA for 65 years,...
  • Will Joe Scarborough Sue Trump For Defamation?

    05/28/2020 9:13:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/28/2020 | AllahPundit
    The subject came up at today’s White House briefing via a “question” from One America News, which sounded less like an actual question and more like a White-House-scripted talking point presented in the form of a question. Wouldn’t Trump totally destroy Scarborough on discovery if he dared file a lawsuit over his Lori Klausutis smears? Q: Would Trump welcome a defamation suit from Joe Scarborough?McENANY: I would refer you back to my previous comments that the audio from the Don Imus show is disturbing — there is a lot of laughing & joking about this matter that is certainly...
  • Making a federal issue out of the Obama Center lawsuit (Jackson Park)

    05/28/2020 5:29:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Chicago Reader ^ | 5/27/20 | Deanna Isaacs
    **SNIP** Thanks to the pandemic, this hearing, before a three-judge federal appeals court panel, took place in part via telephone. It was recorded, which means you can still listen in, on the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit website. If you do, you’ll catch University of Chicago (and NYU) law professor Richard Epstein asking for a reversal of last year’s decision by District Court judge John Robert Blakey to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the activist group Protect Our Parks that sought to keep the Obama Presidential Center out of Jackson Park. And you’ll hear city attorney Benna Ruth...
  • Key Obamagate Doc Uncovered [Weekly Update]

    05/22/2020 2:45:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 22, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Lawsuit Forces Release of Infamous FBI Memo Used to Launch Obama Administration’s Spy Operation on President Trump’s 2016 Campaign Judicial Watch Sues to Stop Governor Newsom’s “Vote by Mail” Mandate UN’s U.S.-Funded COVID-19 Response Promotes Abortion Trump’s Big Bet on Virus Drug Gets Personal Memorial Day – Why We Fight Judicial Watch Lawsuit Forces Release of Infamous FBI Memo Used to Launch Obama Administration’s Spy Operation on President Trump’s 2016 Campaign In a major development, Judicial Watch forced the declassification and release of an FBI memo or “electronic communication” (EC) that officially launched the counterintelligence investigation, termed...