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639 ABA Journal 11th Circuit Court articles.

After Trump makes claims about planted and declassified documents, special master seeks specifics

The special master reviewing documents seized by the FBI from the Mar-a-Lago home of former President Donald Trump wants both sides to state whether the inventory of items seized is complete and accurate.

Classified documents seized from Trump can be used now in criminal investigation, 11th Circuit rules

Updated: The U.S. Department of Justice has succeeded in obtaining a partial stay of a ruling by U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon of the Southern District of Florida in litigation over documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida.

Texas may enforce law banning social media from blocking users based on viewpoints, 5th Circuit says

A federal appeals court on Friday allowed Texas to enforce a law that generally bans large social media companies from restricting posts based on the viewpoint of the speaker.

Georgia can immediately enforce abortion law defining fetus as ‘natural person,’ 11th Circuit rules

A Georgia abortion law expanding the definition of a “natural person” to include a fetus or an embryo is not unconstitutionally vague, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Judicial panel orders probe into federal judges’ hiring of law clerk accused of racist statements

A special committee must be appointed to consider misconduct allegations against two federal judges who hired a law clerk accused of making racist statements.

Pro-Trump lawyer’s challenge to bar’s mental exam order can’t be heard by federal courts, 11th Circuit says

A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a pro-Trump lawyer’s lawsuit contending that the State Bar of Georgia violated his constitutional rights when it ordered him to take a mental health exam.

Kagan and 3 conservative justices dissent as Supreme Court blocks Texas restrictions on social media

The U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 on Tuesday to temporarily block a Texas law that bans large social media companies from restricting posts based on viewpoint.

Uvalde, Texas, police had no legal duty to act, experts say; Supreme Court precedent cited

Updated: Police in Uvalde, Texas, are unlikely to face civil liability for failing to rush in to confront shooter Salvador Ramos, 18, at Robb Elementary School last week, experts told several publications.

11th Circuit rules against lawyer disbarred for failing to comply with mental health requirements of conditional bar admission

A federal appeals court has ruled against a Florida lawyer who challenged her disbarment for failing to comply with mental health requirements of her conditional admission to the bar.

House reverses course on renaming federal courthouse to honor Black judge

The U.S. House of Representatives reversed course last week and voted to rename a federal courthouse in Tallahassee, Florida, after the first Black judge on the Florida Supreme Court.

Florida law banning social media censorship is likely unconstitutional, 11th Circuit says

A federal appeals court on Monday blocked parts of a Florida law that prevent social media companies from banning political candidates, deprioritizing political messages or censoring content by journalistic enterprises.

Citing Purcell principle, 11th Circuit reinstates voting restrictions in Florida

A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated provisions in Florida’s restrictive election law, saying a lower court judge had blocked the restrictions too close to the August primary.

University’s ban on ‘discriminatory harassment’ likely violates the First Amendment, 11th Circuit says

A federal appeals court has ruled that the University of Central Florida’s ban on speech constituting “discriminatory harassment” likely violates the First Amendment.

GOP opposition blocks bill to name federal courthouse after Black judge, a ‘legal legend’

A measure to name a federal courthouse after the first Black judge on the Florida Supreme Court was recently blocked in the U.S. House of Representatives after one lawmaker found a news clip on a prayer ruling.

After Supreme Court copyright fight, Georgia makes annotated legal code freely available

Georgia capped a yearslong legal fight over whether interpretations of its official state code are copyrightable, announcing Monday that the annotated legal code is now available online for free.

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