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Booksellers assail Texas bill restricting school library books at Fifth Circuit

Vendors claim a new state law will force them to forfeit their First Amendment rights to continue selling books to Texas schools.

Salvation Army rehab center participants ask Seventh Circuit to revive forced labor claims

The plaintiffs say the Salvation Army exploited their circumstances to make them do physically demanding unpaid labor in exchange for food and housing.

Texas ‘voting security’ law struck

SAN ANTONIO — A federal court in Texas strikes portions of a new state voting security law; the state may not enforce portions requiring voting officials to automatically reject mail-in ballots or applications based on errors unrelated to whether the voter is eligible to vote in Texas, for example.

Trial starts for two emergency responders facing manslaughter charges in Elijah McClain’s death

The defendants administered a fatal dose of ketamine that prosecutors on Wednesday called a "chemical restraint" with no medical purpose.

Health care waivers

CONCORD, N.H. — A federal court in New Hampshire certified a class of disabled citizens enrolled in the state’s Choices for Independence health care waiver program, who say they did not receive necessary medical services. They fulfilled the commonality requirement for filing a class action.

UC Berkeley sued over ‘unchecked spread of antisemitism’ on campus

A Jewish rights organization accuses Berkeley Law of allowing student organizations to exclude Jews who don't endorse their anti-Zionist creed.