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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.

Meet Raymond Dearie, the judge picked to oversee Mar-a-Lago documents review

Senior U.S. District Judge Raymond J. Dearie will serve as the special master overseeing the review of records seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

Judge agrees to parental-leave continuance after denying three requests, warning of sanctions

A Florida judge has had a change of heart after denying a lawyer who filed three motions for a parental-leave continuance. At issue was whether a Florida Supreme Court instruction to expedite cases due to pandemic backlogs took precedence.

Trump search-warrant affidavit, released on judge’s orders, cites sensitive documents, possible obstruction

Updated: Federal agents sought to search former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida, after he turned over 15 boxes of documents in January that included “highly classified documents intermingled with other records,” according to a redacted affidavit released Friday based on a judge’s orders.

Trump requests special master for review of documents seized by FBI

Former President Donald Trump has asked a federal court to temporarily prevent the FBI from reviewing items it seized from his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida, until a special master can be appointed in the case.

Second mistrial in murder case declared after prosecutor mistakenly texts judge

A mistrial has been declared in a case involving a man charged with killing his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son—after a prosecutor allegedly complained about the judge’s ruling in a group text message that included the judge.

Federal judge temporarily blocks law banning ‘woke’ workplace training, compares Florida to ‘Stranger Things’

A federal judge has blocked provisions in a Florida law that forbid promoting concepts based on race, color, sex or national origin in workplace training and educational materials.

Florida prosecutor sues governor over suspension, claiming free speech violations

A Florida prosecutor who was suspended for his positions on abortion and transgender medical care has filed a federal lawsuit against Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Weekly Briefs: Legal sector gains 34,700 jobs in a year; judge unseals Trump search warrant

Legal sector adds 3,000 jobs or more, 3 months in a row

The legal services sector added 3,100 jobs in July following a June gain of 3,300 jobs and a…

DOJ files motion to unseal warrant, property receipt relating to search of Trump’s home

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday the U.S. Department of Justice has filed a motion to unseal the search warrant and property receipt relating to the search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida.

Judge who signed Trump search warrant is targeted; critics seek ‘judgment of God’

U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart of Florida is at the center of controversy after signing the search warrant for the Aug. 8 search on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida.

Could Trump be banned from office if he’s convicted of taking government documents?

Former President Donald Trump wouldn’t necessarily be disqualified from office if he was convicted of taking government documents, despite a statute that says so, several legal experts say.

Defense lawyers for convicted Parkland, Florida, school shooter cry as victims’ parents testify

Defense lawyers were unable to avoid shedding tears as parents testified this week about the loss of their children in the mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in February 2018.

Florida governor suspends ‘woke’ elected prosecutor, citing pledges on transgender care, abortion

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday he was suspending the elected state attorney in Hillsborough County, Florida, for “woke” positions on abortion and transgender medical care.

Smoker can sue tobacco company for consumer fraud, even though she didn’t use its products, state supreme court says

A smoker can sue the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for misrepresenting the health hazards of cigarettes, even though she smoked brands made by other companies, a Nevada Supreme Court panel has ruled.

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