Friday, December 9, 2022 | Back issues

Nearly a decade after the landmark "right-to-be-forgotten" ruling, the European Court of Justice rejected Google's claims about freedom of expression.

by Molly Quell

The commission said Microsoft's 2021 acquisition of ZeniMax supports its concern that the tech giant may withhold games from rival console makers.

by Edvard Pettersson

Saddle Road, the Big Island’s key highway, may not become blocked after all, since reports have indicated a significant decrease in lava output from the eruption.

by Candace Cheung

Nearly 10% of weekly deaths as of Dec. 1 were attributed to pneumonia, the flu or Covid-19. And that was with Thanksgiving barely in the rear view.

by Amanda Pampuro

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The new gun restrictions, set to take effect Thursday, will remain on hold until state and federal courts determine the constitutionality of the measure.

by Alanna Madden

Courts

Sidney Powell and her colleagues could face disbarment for filing meritless election fraud suits.

by Andy Monserud

The jury will hear charges against four members of the right-wing Oath Keepers militia group accused of seditious conspiracy in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

by Emily Zantow

The jury deliberated nearly two days before returning a guilty verdict.

by Natalie Hanson

A couple froze the husband’s sperm before he died but the fertility clinic refused to go forward with in vitro fertilization because Czech law requires written consent from both parties.

by Molly Quell

The anti-abortion group Sisters for Life claims a no-standing zone in front of Kentucky's only abortion clinic violates the First Amendment, and appellate judges seemed inclined to agree.

by Dave Byrnes

Around the Nation

Fremont Unified employees claims that for nearly 25 years, the district has deducted its health insurance obligation from the wages of at least 1,000 employees.

by Natalie Hanson

Three Loudoun County parents say the school district’s student ambassador program, meant to combat systemic racism, discriminates against students based on their race and viewpoints.

by Joe Dodson

Some recreation enthusiasts recognized farms and people downstream also need water, but lamented the possibility they wouldn't be able to boat around Lake Mead with their families.

by Bob Leal

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The plaintiffs have argued that their right to carry handguns openly in public is "God-bewstowed." A federal judge disagreed and said they could still defend themselves with concealed carry guns.

by Hillel Aron

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Rulings

by Daniel Conrad

A federal judge in Maryland partially allows allegations that a public school’s safety and security staff members illegally installed a hidden camera where the pom and dance team changed clothes to proceed, finding that the cheerleaders had a reasonable expectation of privacy there. Individual staff members are protected by governmental immunity under Title IX, but their actions violated the Fourth Amendment.

The Ninth Circuit upheld dismissal of an antitrust action brought by two entertainment journalists against the Hollywood Foreign press Association, whose membership practices are allegedly exclusionary. The journalists did not establish a per se restraint of trade, however, to support their claims brought under the Sherman Act.

A federal judge in New York denied state firearms dealers, manufacturers and pawnbrokers’ attempt to stop the state from enforcing 31 provisions of its firearms laws because they could not show that they faced imminent financial injuries to their businesses, nor that their claims of Second, Fifth and 14th Amendment rights violations would succeed.

An Alabama federal court found in favor of Dothan, Alabama, on the disability discrimination and failure to accommodate claims brought by a sober living association that couldn’t open utilities accounts for two of its houses because it refused to obtain a business license as required by the city. Dothan offered to provide the license free of charge, so there was no demonstration of intentional discrimination.

A federal court in Montana dissolved an injunction against the Fleecer Mountains logging project, the problems with which have been addressed by the federal government after it analyzed how it may impact local lynx populations and their habitats.

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by Courthouse News editors

A Wisconsin woman filed a federal class action claiming the owner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel refused to stop spamming her with phone calls about resubscribing to the newspaper.

The Indiana-based Bopp Law Firm sued outgoing Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn over $193,000 in unpaid legal fees for defense work in a case challenging Cawthorn’s eligibility to seek reelection.

Five women sued comedian Bill Cosby under the Adult Survivors Act, which opened up a one-year look-back window in New York for victims of sexual abuse to bring civil claims after the statute of limitations has elapsed.

Joanna and Chip Gaines, hosts of the TV show "Fixer Upper" are being sued by literary agency Vigiliano Associates for failing to pay commissions on a five-book deal.

Conspiracy theorist and Infowars host Alex Jones filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday, after being ordered to pay nearly $1.5 billion in damages for falsely claiming the Sandy Hook school massacre was a hoax.

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