Opinion | Project Veritas says it stands for the First Amendment. Its recent court filings suggest otherwise.

That’s a plain-and-simple example of prior restraint — and if it wasn’t okay in the case of the Pentagon Papers, it surely isn’t okay in the case of the Project Veritas Papers. Elizabeth Locke, counsel for Project Veritas, disputed that framing in a statement: “A prior restraint is just that — a restraint before publication. … Read more

Britney Spears Dances in ‘Free Britney’ Shirt Ahead of Court Hearing – Footwear News

Britney Spears, who has been living under a controversial conservatorship since 2008, is ready for new beginnings. The latest in a series of court hearings will take place in Los Angeles on Friday, and the judge will likely announce whether or not to terminate the arrangement — for good. In anticipation, Spears’s fiancé Sam Asghari … Read more

CVS withdraws Supreme Court case on disability rights, announces new partnership

The CVS pharmacy chain has reached an agreement with a coalition of disability rights organizations and dropped a legal case that had made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The court was scheduled to hear arguments in the dispute next month, and the ruling could have had far-reaching effects on disability rights.  The … Read more

Google’s Record $2.8B Antitrust Fine Upheld By EU Court – Deadline

A record-breaking $2.8B (€2.4B) antitrust fine handed down by the European Commission to Google in 2017 has been upheld after a lengthy appeal. Europe’s second-highest court dismissed the media giant’s challenge to the fine, which was awarded after a seven-year investigation into the search engine’s practices, with EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager claiming the company had … Read more

Appeals court halts COVID vaccine mandate for larger businesses

A federal appeals court on Saturday temporarily halted the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement for businesses with 100 or more workers. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted an emergency stay of the requirement by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration that those workers be vaccinated by January 4 or face mask requirements and … Read more

Federal Court Issues Stay On Vaccination Mandate For Big Companies – Deadline

A US federal appeals court has issued a stay Saturday that freezes the Biden administration plan to require companies with 100 employees or more to institute mandatory vaccinations or weekly testing. The Biden administration has to respond to the request for a permanent injunction by 5 PM Monday. The United States Court of Appeals for … Read more

“An Intolerable State of Affairs”: The Supreme Court Is Looking Awfully Skeptical of Texas’s Antiabortion Law

Deftly and unnervingly, all nine justices sidestepped that question and stuck to S.B. 8. Even Justice Clarence Thomas, perhaps the most antiabortion justice of them all, asked sensible procedural questions that revealed key weaknesses of S.B. 8. For instance, he asked the Texas solicitor general what is the civil “injury in fact” to the plaintiffs … Read more

5 questions when the Supreme Court takes up the Texas abortion law

The hastily drafted legal briefs filed last week hint at where the arguments are likely to go, both in the Texas case and in an upcoming December case on a Mississippi abortion law that more directly targets Roe vs. Wade. But Monday’s cases could also take the court in unexpected directions, raising questions of whether … Read more

Supreme Court rejects Maine health care workers’ effort to block COVID-19 vaccine mandate

The Supreme Court has rejected an emergency appeal from health care workers in Maine to block a COVID-19 vaccine mandate that went into effect Friday. Three conservative justices noted their dissents. The state is not offering a religious exemption to hospital and nursing home workers who risk losing their jobs if they are not vaccinated. Only … Read more

Ontario to spend $72M to tackle courts backlog, hire court staff, Attorney General says – National

TORONTO — Ontario plans to spend $72 million over two years to tackle a courts backlog the province says has reached tens of thousands of cases over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Attorney General Doug Downey says part of the funding will go towards hiring more than 340 new court employees, including Crown prosecutors, … Read more