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Opinion

Opinion: The Value of Rights

You play stupid games, you win stupid prizes. Wise words from Taylor Swift, who was name-dropped last week not by TMZ, but by the U. S. Supreme Court. What’s the price tag on constitutional rights? That was the question the justices were discussing when Justice Kagan brought up Swift and her case against a radio

Technology

Judge says Amazon won’t have to restore Parler web service

Amazon won’t be forced to immediately restore web service to Parler after a federal judge ruled Thursday against a plea to reinstate the fast-growing social media app, which is favored by followers of former President Donald Trump. U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein in Seattle said she wasn’t dismissing Parler’s “substantive underlying claims” against Amazon, but

Legal Beat

Judge: NY lawsuit seeking NRA’s dissolution can go forward

A New York judge on Thursday denied the National Rifle Association’s bid to throw out a state lawsuit that seeks to put the powerful gun advocacy group out of business. Judge Joel Cohen’s ruling will allow New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit to move ahead in state court in Manhattan, rather than dismissing it

National

NRA declares bankruptcy, plans to incorporate in Texas

The National Rifle Association announced Friday it has filed for bankruptcy protection and will seek to incorporate the nation’s most politically influential gun-rights group in Texas instead of New York. The announcement came months after New York’s attorney general sued the organization over claims that top executives illegally diverted tens of millions of dollars for

Politics

Harvey Weinstein ‘Fixer’ Boies Gave Thousands To Warnock in GA Senate Showdown

Raphael Warnock has raised a stunning $125 million in his campaign to unseat Georgia Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler. Among his contributors is super lawyer David Boies, best known recently as convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein’s “fixer.” Boies hired a Mossad-linked private intelligence company called Black Cube to quash stories about Weinstein’s assaults and to harass journalists

Legal Beat

Ten states sue Google for ‘anti-competitive’ online ad sales

Ten states on Wednesday brought a lawsuit against Google, accusing the search giant of “anti-competitive conduct” in the online advertising industry, including a deal to manipulate sales with rival Facebook. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the suit, which was filed in a federal court in Texas, saying Google is using its “monopolistic power” to

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