Curriculum Kerfuffle

A federal court in North Carolina denied parents’ request for a restraining order to prevent their son’s school from including the novel “The Poet X” in its ninth grade language arts curriculum. The parents claim the book promotes hostility towards Catholicism. Questioning traditional religion is one of the topics of the book, “yet the same might be said of celebrated authors such as Chaucer, Voltaire, Paine, Twain, or Sinclair Lewis,” the court wrote.

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YouTube Channels

A federal court in California declined to grant YouTube channel creators a temporary restraining order against Google in their case alleging the company censored conservative YouTube channels. A YouTube employee stated the channels espoused harmful conspiracy theories and “horrifying and unsubstantiated accusations of violent and criminal conduct supposedly committed” by various people.

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Judge Asked to Block Portland Police From Assaulting Protest Medics

Attorneys in Portland, Oregon, asked a federal judge Tuesday to order police not to beat, pepper-spray or arrest medics who don’t immediately leave when police order a crowd to disperse because they are actively caring for protesters who are injured and can’t move.

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Bridge Builder

A federal court in Washington, D.C., denied Figg Bridge Engineers’ motion for a temporary restraining order to lift a suspension on it that prevents it from participating in federal contracting. The suspension was imposed after a bridge it subcontracted to construct at Florida International University collapsed, killing six people.

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Judge Extends Order Barring Assaults of Portland Journalists by Officers

Federal agents in Portland are barred for two more weeks from assaulting and arresting journalists for doing their jobs — an order a federal judge said was necessary based on the Department of Homeland Security’s announcement that its agents would stay in the city until the government sees improvement in what it called the “dynamic and volatile” situation there.

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