Twin Peaks Shootout

A federal court in Texas ruled that bikers arrested after a deadly 2015 shooting at a Twin Peaks restaurant may continue to pursue Fourth Amendment, conspiracy and bystander liability claims against multiple Waco police officials and certain claims against a county district attorney. The bikers claim they were wrongfully arrested based on a “fill-in-the-name” affidavit.

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Abortions During the Pandemic

Federal judges in Alabama and Ohio blocked coronavirus-related orders banning nonessential medical procedures from restricting abortion access. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson found that such an order is likely to “fully prevent women from exercising their righ to obtain an abortion,” given Alabama’s time limits on when women can undergo the procedure.

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Top Wisconsin Court Sides With Republicans on ID Rules for Absentee Voters

The Wisconsin Supreme Court unanimously ordered the clerk of a liberal-leaning county to stop advising voters that they do not have to present photo ID in order to cast their absentee ballot, in a win for state Republicans one week ahead of a primary election thrown into chaos by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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