Camping Ordinance

In a dispute over a proposed ordinance regarding camping in public spaces, sitting and lying down on public sidewalks and aggressive solicitation of money, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that the Austin City Council must strike from the ballot language the word “anyone.” The court found the word would lead voters to believe the ordinance “criminalizes and penalizes a much wider swath of conduct than it actually does.”

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Deaf Americans Fight for Sign Language in White House Pandemic Briefings

The National Association of the Deaf urged a federal judge in Washington on Wednesday to protect the civil rights of deaf Americans and order the Trump administration to include live American Sign Language interpretation in White House briefings on Covid-19.

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China Attacks New US Demand to Register Confucius Institutes

China accused the United States on Friday of trying to “demonize and stigmatize” relations between the two countries, in a scathing attack on the Trump administration’s designation of Chinese-funded language and culture programs in the U.S. as foreign missions of the Chinese Communist Party.

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