PETA Ads

A federal court in Texas refused to dismiss PETA’s freedom of speech suit over an advertisement it attempted to place on Texas A&M University transit system buses, finding the animal rights group has sufficiently stated a claim that the university’s restriction of advertisements for political campaigns, viewpoints or endorsements is “plausibly confusing.”

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Fossil Fuels

An appeals court in Washington upheld the dismissal of a case brought by 13 people between the ages of 8 and 18 who claim the state’s reliance on fossil fuel-based energy and transportation systems violated their rights. While the judges “firmly believe that the right to a stable environment should be fundamental,” they found they would violate the separation of powers doctrine if they resolved the youths’ claims.

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Making History, Senate Confirms Biden Picks for Transportation, Homeland Security

The Senate continued its confirmation of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet picks Tuesday by approving Pete Buttigieg to serve as transportation secretary, while preparing to vote later in the day to confirm Alejandro Mayorkas to head the Department of Homeland Security.

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