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  1. GOP Judges Strike Down Far-Right Religious Liberty Training Punishment

    By Hafiz Rashid Lawyers representing Southwest Airlines no longer have to undergo “religious liberty training” from a far-right Christian hate group, a federal appeals court ruled Friday , overturning a ruling from August. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that
  2. Yes, Criminal Justice Reform Is Still a 'Thing,' and It Might Be Yours | Opinion

    By Marc A. Levin As President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump prepare for their first debate, one commonality is that each has in some contexts backed criminal justice "reform." Biden is enumerating his executive actions on policing and touting billions made available
  3. A Federal Judge Just Called Out the Supreme Court

    By Matt Ford Jackson, Mississippi, is no stranger to the doctrine of qualified immunity, which immunizes state and local officials from most federal civil rights lawsuits. Its origins can be traced back to the 1967 case Pierson v. Ray, where the Supreme Court established it in rul
  4. Clarence Thomas' Latest Ruling Shocks Supreme Court Analysts

    By Rachel Dobkin Supreme Court analysts expressed their surprise on Thursday at Justice Clarence Thomas 's latest ruling involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In a 7-2 decision, the court ruled that the funding mechanism of the CFPB is legal, reversing a decisio
  5. A Simple Fix for Texas’s Right-Wing Courts: More Judges

    By Matt Ford Judge James Ho has one of the best jobs in the world right now. Thanks to the quirks of federal case assignment rules and the winds of political fate, he gets to serve on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals while it, in turn, serves as a junior varsity Supreme Court. T
  6. Fifth Circuit Judge Don Willett, who dissented from his court’s Mckesson decision, warned in one of his dissents, his court’s decision would make protest organizers liable for “the unlawful acts of counter-protesters and agitators.” So, under the Fifth Circuit’s rule, a Ku Klux K
  7. Opinion: Darkness in daytime — how to spend those few minutes

    By Opinion by Richard Galant, CNN Editor’s Note: Sign up to get this weekly column as a newsletter. We’re looking back at the strongest, smartest opinion takes of the week from CNN and other outlets. The 20th century American humorist Robert Benchley is remembered for saying that t
  8. The TX GOP is on a mission to crush LGBTQ Texans with prejudiced laws.

    We could end up issuing $10,000 fines and criminally charging drag performers in Texas if the Fifth Circuit Appeals Court takes up Paxton's request and finds for the AG. SB 12 never went into effect in Texas and we need to keep it that way. It was immediately put under injunction
  9. Magistrate Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez Elevated to Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals #USPolitics #Politics #USNews #Biden #Senate #Judges #Judicial #IrmaCarrilloRamirez #Texas #FifthCircuit #CourtOfAppeals
  10. Appeals Court Rules White House Overstepped 1st Amendment on Social Media

    Appeals Court Rules White House Overstepped 1st Amendment on Social Media #Politics #USPolitics #Law #Legal #FirstAmendment #1stAmendment #AppealsCourt #FifthCircuit