Civil Rights

‘Timing Is Everything’ In Miami Nightclub Rules Row: 11th Circ.

Citing sports heroes, comedians and politicians in a riff on the importance of timing, an Eleventh Circuit appeals panel on Friday partially revived a fully nude strip club’s lawsuit against Miami Beach, Florida, over the city’s nightclub regulations…

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NRA Says LA Can’t Force Companies To Reveal Ties To Group

The National Rifle Association of America says Los Angeles violated the Constitution by passing a local ordinance this year requiring prospective city contractors to reveal any contracts with or sponsorship of the gun rights group, according to a suit filed Wednesday in California federal court.

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Remington Asks Supreme Court To Take Up Sandy Hook Suit

Remington, the maker of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review last month’s ruling by Connecticut’s highest court, which said victims’ parents could sue the gunmaker over how it marketed the weapon…

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Nixing Mongol Biker TM In RICO Case Unconstitutional: Judge

A California federal judge said Thursday that the First and Eighth amendments bar the government from stripping the Mongol Nation motorcycle club’s rights to its trademark-registered emblems as part of the group’s recent conviction under the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act…

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HHS Puts Abortion ‘Gag Rule’ On Family Planning Funds

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday issued what critics have dubbed a “gag rule” barring health care providers from giving abortion referrals if they get funding from a federal program meant to boost low-income communities’ access to family planning services…

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Full 2nd Circ. Won’t Take Up Challenge To No-Fly Suit Ruling

A group of Muslim immigrants who said they were placed on the no-fly list for refusing to work as government informants won a victory Thursday at the Second Circuit, when all but three judges agreed not to reconsider an appeal panel’s earlier decision to send the case back to district court…

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Yale Aids Sexual Misconduct By Frats, Title IX Suit Says

Yale University has facilitated fraternity-related sexual misconduct and has failed to provide a safe educational environment for women and non-binary individuals, violating state and federal anti-discrimination laws, a group of female students alleged Tuesday in a proposed class action in Connecticut federal court…

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