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Trump’s Twitter blocking violates First Amendment, court rules

Enlarge (credit: NurPhoto/Getty Images) A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Donald Trump's use of the Twitter block button violated the First Amendment. The ruling has implications for any government official—federal, state, or local—who uses Twitter or other social media … Continue reading

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Federal Appeals Court Rules Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII

By Cecilia Romero Overturning prior precedent, the full panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that sexual orientation discrimination is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII. Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc.. With this landmark … Continue reading

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DOJ: Indiana ban on Medicaid funds to abortion providers violates federal law

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Thursday urged the court to grant an injunction [brief, PDF] to stop the enforcement of an Indiana abortion law [HB 1210], which seeks to deny Medicaid funding to organizations that … Continue reading

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Siege of Syria town violates international law: HRW

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Thursday urged [press release] Syria to lift the siege on the town of Daraa and accused Syrian authorities of violating international law in attempting to quell protesters. Movement in and out of … Continue reading

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Egypt protest ban violates international law: HRW

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Friday condemned [press release] a ban on strikes and inciting protests [JURIST report] in Egypt as a violation of international law. Upon ratification by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces [NYT … Continue reading

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