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A Black student was suspended for his hairstyle. Now his family is suing Texas officials

Sep. 23, 2023 14:21 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The family of a Black high school student in Texas who was suspended over his dreadlocks filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Saturday against the state's governor and attorney general, alleging they failed to enforce a new law outlawing discrimination based on hairstyles. ...

The family of a Black student sues Texas' governor and attorney general over ongoing suspension for his hairstyle

Sep. 23, 2023 12:18 PM EDT
HOUSTON (AP) — The family of a Black student sues Texas' governor and attorney general over ongoing suspension for his hairstyle.

FBI is investigating alleged abuse in Baton Rouge police warehouse known as the 'Brave Cave'

Sep. 22, 2023 20:32 PM EDT

The FBI said Friday it has opened a civil rights investigation into allegations in recent lawsuits that police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, assaulted drug suspects they detained in an obscure warehouse known as the “Brave Cave.” In one case, a man says he was taken to the warehouse...

Judge sides with ACLU, orders Albuquerque to pause removal of homeless people's belongings

Sep. 22, 2023 20:16 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Albuquerque will be banned under a court order from seizing or destroying property of people who are homeless. A Bernalillo County District Court judge issued a preliminary injunction Thursday that Albuquerque will have to follow starting Nov....

Judge peppers lawyers in prelude to trial of New York's business fraud lawsuit against Trump

Sep. 22, 2023 18:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge peppered Donald Trump's lawyers with questions Friday — sometimes admonishing them — as they tried to persuade the court to throw out a civil lawsuit brought by New York’s attorney general accusing the former president and his company of deceiving banks,...

Judge questions Georgia prosecutors' effort to freeze a new law that could weaken their authority

Sep. 22, 2023 18:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge expressed skepticism Friday at demands to freeze a new Georgia law creating a commission to discipline and remove state prosecutors. Some Republicans want the new commission to discipline or remove Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis for winning...

Federal judge rules Texas university that canceled drag show didn't violate free speech rights

Sep. 22, 2023 16:50 PM EDT

A federal judge has ruled that a university in the Texas Panhandle did not violate the constitutional right to free speech when the school's president canceled a drag show earlier this year. The ruling, handed down by U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk on Thursday, stands out...

The fight over Arizona's shipping container border wall ends with dismissal of federal lawsuits

Sep. 22, 2023 16:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Two federal lawsuits filed over former Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's decision last year to place thousands of shipping containers along the U.S.-Mexico border have been dismissed after the state said it would pay the U.S. Forest Service $2.1 million to repair environmental damage. ...

Judge overseeing case to remove Trump from ballot agrees to order banning threats and intimidation

Sep. 22, 2023 15:21 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado judge overseeing the first significant lawsuit to bar former President Donald Trump from the state's 2024 presidential ballot on Friday issued a protective order prohibiting threats and intimidation in the case, saying the safety of those involved — including herself...

North Carolina legislature cracks down on pornography sites with new age verification requirements

Sep. 22, 2023 14:55 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's legislature has passed a bill requiring age verification on websites that publish material considered harmful to minors as lawmakers worked long hours this week to approve a state budget and other proposals. The legislation, which passed the...