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Texas Senate approves anti-trans bills amid mounting protests

The Texas Senate has moved quickly on transgender care and sports bans despite days of protests by activists at the Capitol.

Madison Square Garden ban

NEW YORK — A New York appeals court ruled Madison Square Garden may prohibit any person from attending Knicks and Rangers games, even if they hold valid tickets, but not from concerts or theatrical performances, which are protected under civil rights laws. The venue has kicked at least four lawyers out simply because they work at firms pursuing litigation against the company.

Gender dysphoria treatment

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A federal judge ruled the World Professional Association for Transgender Health must produce documents regarding its guidelines for treating gender-dysphoric minors in a lawsuit it filed challenging Alabama’s law outlawing transgender operations or the prescription of certain hormones to minors.

Top European rights court hears pair of high-profile climate cases

Activists lined up in the early morning hours to get a seat in the courtroom to hear the two cases, one against Switzerland and the other against France.

Trump can’t dodge claim in civil rape case nearing trial

Defamation claims over a Truth Social post can proceed, a federal judge ruled.

End near for federal oversight of Seattle Police Department

Despite "remarkable progress” since the feds began monitoring the Seattle Police Department in 2012, a federal judge will continue to watch how the department handles crowd control given its propensity toward force during the George Floyd protests in 2020.