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Judge in Map Case Refuses to Delay North Carolina Primary
Redistricting
Judge in Map Case Refuses to Delay North Carolina Primary
2021-11-30 22:38:15
by Dan McCue

RALEIGH, N.C. — With a number of lawsuits challenging North Carolina’s new district maps still pending, a superior court judge has ruled in one case that there’s no reason at all to delay the state’s March 8 primary. The lawsuit... Read More

Litigation
6th Circuit to Oversee Lawsuits of Employer Vaccination Mandate
2021-11-16 23:02:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will preside over all litigation stemming from the Biden administration’s decision to require companies with at least 100 employees to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly testing, the U.S. Judicial Panel on... Read More

In The News
Supreme Court to Hear Worker’s Case to Clarify Arbitration Clause Rights
2021-11-15 21:56:03
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a case by a fast-food worker who claims employers have no right to force arbitration on employees after first contesting the workers' lawsuits in pre-trial proceedings. The Taco Bell worker who... Read More

Litigation
Dominion Voting Systems Files New Defamation Suit Against Fox News
2021-11-11 22:09:28
by Dan McCue

GEORGETOWN, Del. — Dominion Voting Systems filed a new defamation lawsuit against Fox News Thursday, this one focusing on the alleged roles of Fox Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch and his son, Fox CEO and Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch in falsely... Read More

Litigation
SolarWinds Sued By Shareholders Over Epic 2020 Data Breach
2021-11-09 20:27:54
by Dan McCue

GEORGETOWN, Del. — Shareholders are suing software provider SolarWinds Corp. in the Delaware Court of Chancery claiming the company directors should have known of, and yet did nothing to mitigate, the risk of the massive data breach that took place... Read More

Litigation
Trump Files Lawsuit to Block Release of Jan. 6 Documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Monday sought to block the release of documents related to the Jan. 6 insurrection to the congressional committee investigating the attack, challenging the decision of President Joe Biden.  In a federal lawsuit,... Read More

Litigation
Defense Dept. Official Sues to Get Answers on Suspension
2021-10-18 13:27:40
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A high-ranking Defense Department official sued in federal court in Washington, D.C. this week to determine why her security clearance still is suspended after five months. The DOD has accused Katie Arrington of “unauthorized disclosure of classified information,”... Read More

Law
Ruling Clears Way for More Lawsuits Against D.C. Ban on Carrying Guns
2021-10-04 20:08:06
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge’s ruling last week cast the District of Columbia back into disputes over gun rights at a time the murder rate is renewing calls for legislative reform. The judge ruled the District of Columbia must compensate... Read More

In The States
Nation's Most Restrictive Abortion Law Back in Texas Court

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge is hearing arguments Friday over whether Texas can leave in place the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S., which since September has banned most abortions and sent women racing to get care... Read More

In The States
In Ohio, Redistricting is Becoming a Much Litigated Event
2021-09-26 13:31:33
by Dan McCue

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The lawsuits keep coming over the ongoing redistricting effort in Ohio, where critics, in multiple court filings, claim Republicans are openly disregarding the rules established by public referendum six years ago. The latest lawsuit over the newly... Read More

Telecom
AT&T Hauls FCC Into Court Over Trump-Era Wi-Fi Expansion
2021-09-21 13:59:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Lawyers for AT&T and a host of utility providers and public safety officials squared off against the FCC in a District of Columbia courtroom on Friday in a battle over a Trump-era regulatory change that expanded the use... Read More

Litigation
Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump, Stone, Extremist Groups Over Jan. 6
2021-08-26 18:48:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Seven Capitol Police Officers filed a federal lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, Roger Stone, and members of two right-wing extremist groups on Thursday over their role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The 71-page... Read More

In The States
California’s Governor Faces Recall In State Overwhelmed with Crises
2021-08-18 14:05:50
by Tom Ramstack

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Two California voters are suing to block a recall vote against Gov. Gavin Newsom that they say violates the U.S. Constitution. The planned Sept. 14 vote comes amid a backlash against some Democrats, such as New York... Read More

In The States
Wisconsin Democrats Challenge Decade-Old District Maps
2021-08-18 13:59:43
by Dan McCue

MADISON, Wis. -- Congressional and legislative district maps that have been used in electoral contests for the past decade should not be used as the starting point for drawing new boundaries using 2020 census data, Wisconsin Democrats say in a... Read More

Litigation
Medical Groups Join Lawsuit to Support DC’s Vaccination Law for Children
2021-08-11 20:48:33
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A group of medical associations is speaking out to support the District of Columbia’s new law that allows children as young as 11 years old to request vaccinations from health care professionals without their parents' permission. The plaintiffs... Read More

Litigation
Dominion Voting Systems Files Flurry of Defamation Suits
2021-08-10 15:45:54
by Dan McCue

Dominion Voting Systems has filed a series of defamation lawsuits against One America News Network, Newsmax and Patrick Byrne, the former CEO of Overstock.com, over their roles in advancing conspiracy theories that Dominion rigged the results of the 2020 presidential... Read More

Litigation
Parent Sues D.C. Health Dept. Over Law on Child Vaccinations
2021-07-16 15:01:38
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The father of a 16-year-old girl is suing the District of Columbia Department of Health over its new law that allows children as young as 11 years old to get vaccinated without parental consent. The lawsuit in U.S.... Read More

In The States
ACLU Sues to Block Texas Abortion Ban
2021-07-14 18:50:44
by Dan McCue

The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday sued the state of Texas to block “radical” new abortion restrictions currently set to take effect on Sept. 1. The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of Texas abortion providers -- led by... Read More

Law
Attorneys for Britney Spears Resign From Conservatorship Case
2021-07-08 13:08:25
by Tom Ramstack

The court-appointed attorneys representing Britney Spears in her conservatorship case resigned Tuesday after the pop icon asked a judge for permission to hire her own counsel. The high-profile case is testing whether California's conservatorship laws protect the wealthy celebrities they... Read More

In The States
Second Amendment Sanctuaries Facing 1st Court Test in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The first court test of whether local governments can ban police from enforcing certain gun laws is playing out in a rural Oregon county, one of a wave of U.S. counties declaring itself a Second Amendment... Read More

In The States
Lawsuits Follow Changes In State Voting Laws
2021-05-07 21:10:56
by Tom Ramstack

Florida was hit with multiple civil rights lawsuits Thursday minutes after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill to limit mail-in voting and to require more complete voter identification. The NAACP, the League of Women Voters and others said in their... Read More

Litigation
Judges Hear Arguments Over Contentious Census Privacy Tool

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The fight over whether the U.S. Census Bureau can use a controversial statistical technique to keep people's information private in the numbers used for drawing political districts on Monday went before a judicial panel that must... Read More

Law
$1.6 MIllion to Go to Protesters at 2017 Inauguration
2021-05-03 13:21:46
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia government this week agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle two lawsuits by protesters during the January 2017 presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. In one of the lawsuits, six demonstrators represented by the ACLU... Read More

Technology
Apple's App Store Goes on Trial in Threat to 'Walled Garden'

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — On Monday, Apple faces one of its most serious legal threats in recent years: A trial that threatens to upend its iron control over its app store, which brings in billions of dollars each year... Read More

Net Neutrality
Justice Department Drops Challenge to California Net Neutrality Law
2021-02-08 21:46:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department on Monday withdrew its 2018 legal challenge to the state of California’s net neutrality law after the Trump administration had asked a court to block it. Under then-President Donald Trump, the Justice Department argued... Read More

Litigation
Voting Machine Company Sues Trump Lawyers and Fox News
2021-02-05 22:01:35
by Tom Ramstack

Electronic voting systems operator Smartmatic is suing two of former President Donald Trump’s attorneys and Fox News cable network, claiming they defamed the company by accusing it of rigging the 2020 presidential election in favor of Joe Biden. The lawsuit... Read More

Census
Litigants Take More Cooperative Approach in Census Lawsuit

Attorneys for a coalition of municipalities and advocacy groups that had sued the Trump administration over accuracy concerns about the 2020 census say they're hopeful about reaching an agreement with the new Biden administration as both sides take a more... Read More

Litigation
Former Trump Campaign Lawyer Sued by Voting Machine Company
2021-01-08 23:49:24
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Voting machine manufacturer Dominion Voting Systems Corp. sued former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell Friday in a lawsuit seeking $1.3 billion in damages for defamation. The lawsuit called Powell’s accusations that Dominion fraudulently deleted or changed votes to... Read More

Political News
Pence Seeks Dismissal of Suit Aiming to Overturn Election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has asked a federal judge to dismiss a last-gasp lawsuit led by a House Republican that seeks to give Vice President Mike Pence the power to overturn the results of the presidential election won... Read More

Immigration
Judge: DHS Head Didn't Have Authority to Suspend DACA

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York ruled Saturday that Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf assumed his position unlawfully, a determination that invalidated Wolf's suspension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which... Read More

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