Publishing Industry Heavy-Hitters Sue Iowa Over State’s New School Book-Banning Law

[ad_1] The nation’s largest publisher and several bestselling authors, including novelists John Green and Jodi Picoult, are part of a lawsuit filed Thursday challenging Iowa’s new law that bans public school libraries and classrooms from having practically any book that depicts sexual activity. The lawsuit is the second in the past week to challenge the … Read more

Family of Marine Killed in Afghanistan Fails to Win Lawsuit Against Alec Baldwin

[ad_1] CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Alec Baldwin didn’t have to pay anything to resolve a $25 million lawsuit filed by family members of a Marine killed in Afghanistan after the actor chastised them on social media over the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Baldwin’s attorney said. U.S. Southern District of New York … Read more

Facebook Parent Meta Sues the FTC Claiming ‘Unconstitutional Authority’ in Child Privacy Case

[ad_1] MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — The parent company of Instagram and Facebook has sued the Federal Trade Commission in an attempt to stop the agency from reopening a 2020 privacy settlement with the company that would prohibit it from profiting from data it collects on users under 18. In a lawsuit filed late Wednesday … Read more

Collective Bargaining Ban in Wisconsin Under Attack by Unions After Supreme Court Majority Flips

[ad_1] Seven unions representing teachers and other public workers in Wisconsin filed a lawsuit Thursday attempting to end the state’s near-total ban on collective bargaining for most public employees. The 2011 law, known as Act 10, has withstood numerous legal challenges over the past dozen years and was the signature legislative achievement of former Republican … Read more

Former Ambassador and Republican Politician Sues to Block Tennessee Voting Law

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Ambassador to Poland and longtime Tennessee Republican politician Victor Ashe sued state election officials on Wednesday over a law he claims is so vague that he could be prosecuted for voting in a Republican primary. The 1972 state law requiring primary voters to be “bona fide” party members or … Read more

North Carolina Trial Judges Block Election Board Changes Made by Republican Legislature

[ad_1] RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina trial judges on Thursday blocked portions of a new law that would transfer Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s authority to pick election board members to the Republican-dominated General Assembly. Following a 90-minute hearing, the three state judges agreed unanimously to issue a preliminary injunction sought by Cooper. His lawyers … Read more

Appeals Court Reinstates Gag Order That Barred Trump From Maligning Court Staff in NY Fraud Trial

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — A New York appeals court Thursday reinstated a gag order that barred former President Donald Trump from commenting about court personnel after he disparaged a law clerk in his New York civil fraud trial. The decision from a four-judge panel came two weeks after an individual appellate judge had put … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo Faces $1B Class-Action Lawsuit After Promoting for Binance NFTs

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has been hit with class-action lawsuit seeking at least $1 billion in damages for his role in promoting cryptocurrency-related “non-fungible tokens,” or NFTs, issued by the beleaguered cryptocurrency exchange Binance. The lawsuit filed in federal court in the Southern District of Florida Monday alleges that … Read more

Virginia State Senator Seeks Dismissal of Lawsuit Over ‘Baseless’ Residency Allegations

[ad_1] RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia state senator asked a court Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges her qualification to hold office over what her attorneys called “baseless” allegations that she did not meet the state’s residency requirements. Democrat Ghazala Hashmi has served in the state Senate since 2020 and handily won reelection … Read more

Daryl Hall Accuses John Oates of ‘Ultimate Partnership Betrayal’ in Plan to Sell Stake in Business

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Daryl Hall has accused his longtime music partner John Oates of committing the “ultimate partnership betrayal” by planning to sell his share of the Hall & Oates duo’s joint venture without the other’s permission, Hall said in a court declaration supporting his lawsuit to keep the transaction paused. In the … Read more