Order in the court! Legal links

An Arkansas state senator blocked atheists from his Twitter feed. They sued. He has to pay.

“Ciavarella ordered children as young as 8 to detention, many of them first-time offenders deemed delinquent for petty theft, jaywalking, truancy, smoking on school grounds and other minor infractions. The judge often ordered youths he had found delinquent to be immediately shackled, handcuffed and taken away without giving them a chance to put up a defense or even say goodbye to their families.” The vile judges in the “cash for kids” scandal of 15 years ago have been hit with $200 million in damages.

Given his history of ignoring his lawyers’ advice and not paying them for services rendered, I’m absolutely stunned that Donald Trump is finding it hard to hire them for the current stolen documents case. I hope he winds up with a wet-behind-the-ears public defender.

Prosecuting Trump for those documents would be unprecedented, but that doesn’t make it wrong.

Well that’s lovely. The prison-industrial complex would sooner have prisoners pay them money than pay court-ordered damages.

“The lawsuit also alleges that Ryan Thames, who runs a Facebook page called “Bayou State of Mind,” posted a meme of Jones on or around July 21 showing her smiling and sitting behind a desk and saying that she advocated teaching anal sex to 11-year-olds. ” — from an article about a librarian suing the censors.

Republicans have become enthusiasts for suing across state lines. I’m sure they’ll be thrilled 16 state AGs have filed amicus briefs in a lawsuit over Ron DeSantis’ Don’t Say Gay policies. And the ACLU is suing Florida too. A judge just blocked some of DeSantis’ laws from going into effect; let’s hope that’s a good sign.

Along with punishing corporations who disagree with him, DeSantis also fired an elected prosecutor who did the same. He is, however, fine with Florida sheriffs who ignore the law. And while ex-felons are being jailed for mistakenly registering to vote, white Republicans who voted twice, get a hand-slap.

When paying for concussion injuries, the NFL gave black players less on the grounds they didn’t have as much cognitive function as whites so the concussion had less effect. Finally that bullshit’s over.

The right-wing Project Veritas (which despite the name, has nothing to do with the truth) sued Stanford U for questioning the accuracy of statements about ballot harvesting. The case was dismissed and Veritas has to pay Stanford $150,000 in fees.

Trump’s threatening to sue CNN. He’s lining his pockets with contributions from his

College affirmative action is before the Supremes again. A number of businesses have told the court they need the policy to maintain a diverse workforce.

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