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DeSantis appointees bury the hatchet with Disney by approving new development deal

Jun. 12, 2024 21:15 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis' appointees on Wednesday gave final approval to an agreement that buries the hatchet between Disney and the governing district for Walt Disney World, which the Florida governor took over after the company two years ago publicly opposed a state law critics...

President Joe Biden faces first lawsuit over new asylum crackdown at the border

Jun. 12, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of immigrant advocacy groups sued the Biden administration on Wednesday over President Joe Biden’s recent directive that effectively halts asylum claims at the southern border, saying it differs little from a similar move by the Trump administration that was...

Legal advocates seek public access to court records about abuse at California women's prison

Jun. 12, 2024 18:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two advocacy groups on Wednesday asked a judge to unseal court records and preserve public access to hearings in the class action lawsuit against the federal Bureau of Prisons over the sexual abuse of incarcerated women at a now-shuttered California prison. ...

Louisiana Supreme Court reopens window for lawsuits by adult victims of childhood sex abuse

Jun. 12, 2024 17:33 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Officially reversing a controversial March ruling, Louisiana’s highest court Wednesday gave childhood victims of sexual abuse a renewed opportunity to file damage lawsuits. The state Supreme Court's 5-2 ruling Wednesday upholds a so-called look-back law that...

Immigrant rights groups sue Biden administration over asylum order in the first legal challenge to border crackdown

Jun. 12, 2024 17:23 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrant rights groups sue Biden administration over asylum order in the first legal challenge to border crackdown.

North Dakota voters just approved an age limit for congressional candidates. What's next?

Jun. 12, 2024 17:05 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — People in their late 70s or older can no longer run for Congress in North Dakota under a ballot measure overwhelmingly approved by voters Tuesday, and legal scholars said the law could remain on the books indefinitely because no elderly candidate might challenge the...

Federal court dismisses appeal of lawsuit contesting transgender woman in Wyoming sorority

Jun. 12, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A federal court on Wednesday dismissed the appeal of a lawsuit that challenged a transgender woman’s acceptance into a sorority at the University of Wyoming, ruling it did not have jurisdiction to hear the case. The lawsuit could not be appealed because a lower...

Oklahoma Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit of last Tulsa Race Massacre survivors seeking reparations

Jun. 12, 2024 15:43 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit by survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, dampening the hope of advocates for racial justice that the city would make financial amends for one of the worst single acts of violence against Black people in U.S....

Honolulu tentatively agrees to $7 million settlement with remaining Makaha crash victim

Jun. 12, 2024 15:27 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu has tentatively agreed to a $7 million settlement with a 17-year-old boy who was riding in the back seat of a Honda Civic when it crashed following a high-speed police pursuit in Makaha in 2021. The settlement agreement, which was reached last week, is...

Oklahoma Supreme Court dismisses reparations lawsuit filed by the last two survivors of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Jun. 12, 2024 13:50 PM EDT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Supreme Court dismisses reparations lawsuit filed by the last two survivors of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.