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Federal Judge Rules White House Must Restore Press Credentials for CNN’s Jim Acosta

A federal district court judge in the District of Columbia today ruled that the White House must restore the press credentials of Jim Acosta, a CNN journalist. Acosta had reportedly engaged in a heated exchange with the president during a news conference last week over the president's regular disparagement of mainstream news as "fake news." CNN filed the lawsuit on Tuesday, November 13, arguing that the revocation violated Acosta's rights to free speech and due process, and seeking a preliminary injunction to reinstate Acosta's press credentials. Read More.

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CABLE NEWS NETWORK, INC. et al v. TRUMP et al (filed 11/13/18)
U.S. District Court for the District of District Of Columbia

A case in which Cable News Network (CNN) claims the White House overstepped in revoking the press credentials of reporter Jim Acosta.

American Cable Association et al v. Scott et al (filed 10/18/18)
U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont

A lawsuit filed by US telecommunications organizations against the State of Vermont to stop a state law which, in order to qualify for government contracts, requires ISPs follow net neutrality principles.

U.S. Pastor Council v. City Of Austin et al (filed 10/6/18)
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

A case filed by the U.S. Pastor Council objecting to the City of Austin's employment discrimination ordinance, claiming that it fails to provides exemptions or accommodations for employers who hold religious objections to homosexuality or transgender people, and violates the U.S. Constitution, the Texas Constitution, and the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

U.S. Pastor Council et al v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission et al (filed 10/6/18)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

A case filed by US Pastor Council and other plaintiffs requesting the court exempt Christian employers from discrimination protections in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

United States of America v. State of California et al (filed 9/30/18)
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

Lee v. Ticketmaster L.L.C. et al (filed 9/28/18)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

A class action lawsuit filed against Ticketmaster and its parent company Live Nation Entertainment alleging Ticketmaster secretly helps ticket scalpers.

United States Securities and Exchange Commission v. Musk (filed 9/27/18)
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a lawsuit against Tesla CEO Elon Musk seeking to bar him from serving as an executive or director of publicly traded companies. This comes in response to tweet by Musk on August 7, 2018, in which he said he had "funding secured" to convert Tesla into a private company.

Other Legal News

Justices Asked to Rule on Legality of Acting Attorney General’s Appointment
The New York Times, November 16, 2018

The Supreme Court also agreed to hear a dispute about the evidence to be considered in a challenge to a question on citizenship in the census.

How Bad Will Things Become? Part Seven: Goodbye, New Deal and Great Society?
Justia's Verdict, November 15, 2018

GW law professor and economist Neil H. Buchanan continues his series of columns considering how much damage the US Supreme Court will inflict after Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. Drawing upon the nation’s experience with a conservative Court during the Lochner era, Buchanan predicts that one of the most consequential results of Republicans’ theft of a Supreme Court seat could be to seriously undermine one or more of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

End Forced Arbitration for Sexual Harassment. Then Do More.
The New York Times, November 14, 2018

If tech companies really want to be cutting-edge, they should get rid of the policy in all employment-related disputes.

Can a Fired Transgender Worker Sue for Job Discrimination?
The New York Times, November 12, 2018

A federal law bars sex discrimination. The Supreme Court is considering taking up cases on whether it covers bias against gay and transgender people.

Now available on Oyez: This week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts
SCOTUSblog, November 9, 2018

Oyez has posted the aligned audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Sturgeon v. Frost Virginia Uranium Inc. v. Warren Bucklew v. Precythe BNSF Railway Company v. Loos Republic of Sudan v. Harrison Culbertson v. Berryhill   The post Now available on Oyez: This week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

Press Release Regarding Justice Ginsburg
Supreme Court of the United States, November 8, 2018

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell in her office at the Court last evening. She went home, but after experiencing discomfort overnight, went to George Washington University Hospital early this morning. Tests showed that she fractured three ribs on her left side and she was admitted for observation and treatment. Updates will be provided as they become available.