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Prof arrested amid protest against white nationalism may sue

Jan. 26, 2020 4:42 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana University associate professor arrested last summer while protesting against a farmers’ market vendor alleged to have ties to a white supremacist group has taken a step toward filing a civil lawsuit against the city of Bloomington. Attorneys for Cara Caddoo...

Michigan newspaper sues school district over transparency

Jan. 26, 2020 3:36 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan newspaper has sued Traverse City Area Public Schools for allegedly disregarding transparency laws related to the unexpected resignation of the former superintendent. The lawsuit f iled Friday by the Traverse City Record-Eagle alleged the district misused closed...

Ex-Fox anchor Carlson to highlight non-disclosure agreements

Jan. 26, 2020 2:50 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The former Fox News anchor whose sexual harassment lawsuit led to the downfall of then-Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes is scheduled to visit the Massachusetts Statehouse to highlight the continued use of non-disclosure agreements. Gretchen Carlson, whose lawsuit is included in the film...

Virginia woman sues animal shelter over bite to her finger

Jan. 26, 2020 12:24 PM EST

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman has sued a humane society that she says didn’t properly restrain a caged dog that bit her finger. Marie A. Franco-Wisnewski, 55, of Portsmouth, is seeking $240,000 in damages, plus costs and interests, from the Portsmouth Humane Society, The Virginian-Pilot...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2017 file photo, demonstrators carrying signs chant as they protest outside of the White House in Washington during a demonstration to denounce President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel to the U.S. by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. Trump's travel ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries is headed back to a federal appeals court, three years after it was first imposed. On Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2020, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond is scheduled to hear arguments in three lawsuits filed by U.S. citizens and permanent residents whose relatives have been unable to enter the U.S. because of the ban. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Three years later, Trump travel ban heads back to court

Jan. 26, 2020 9:26 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several predominantly Muslim countries in 2018, the ruling appeared to shut down legal challenges that claimed the policy was rooted in anti-Muslim bias. But a federal appeals court in Richmond is set to...

Ruling revives lawsuit over release of harassment report

Jan. 25, 2020 11:05 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona court ruling revives an academic's lawsuit accusing the University of Arizona of breaching the confidentiality of a 2005 investigative report into harassment allegations against him. The state Court of Appeals ruling Thursday said a trial judge erred in dismissing key parts of...

Judge: Students can't be kicked out of UConn housing

Jan. 25, 2020 7:16 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that two University of Connecticut students cannot be kicked out of university housing while their First Amendment lawsuit is in progress. Ryan Mucaj and Jarred Karal were arrested and charged last fall for repeatedly shouting racial slurs outside an...

NJ AG: 'Disappointed' by feds' immigration directive action

Jan. 25, 2020 5:30 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's attorney general says he's “deeply disappointed” that the U.S. Justice Department is backing two counties in their lawsuits against his directive limiting law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration authorities. NorthJersey.com reports that the...

3 members of Blackfeet Nation sue IHS over sexual abuse

Jan. 25, 2020 5:11 PM EST

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Three members of the Blackfeet Nation have filed a civil lawsuit against the Indian Health Service and are seeking $9 million in damages, alleging the organization violated their treaty rights by failing to prevent a former IHS doctor from sexually abusing them. The lawsuit refers...

Fertility doc responds after being sued for using own sperm

Jan. 25, 2020 4:04 PM EST

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado fertility doctor who is being sued for allegedly using his own sperm to impregnate several women says the women don't have a legal complaint because they requested artificial insemination from an anonymous donor and that's what they received. Dr. Paul Jones filed his...