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TALLAHASSEE – Governor Ron DeSantis prevented cities and counties from requiring people to wear masks in early May to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But that hasn’t stopped the legal battles over mask warrants. Alachua County attorneys last week asked the 1st District Court of Appeals to reconsider a ruling in a case regarding the …

The University Chapel on the Princeton University campus, Princeton, New Jersey. Princeton signed a … [+] brief supporting the ability of international students to use optional practical training (OPT) in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. (Photo by Oliver Morris / Getty Images) Getty Images The legal threat to optional practical training (OPT) in …

It started out as a personal injury claim. A Baton Rouge police officer maimed by a rock during a Black Lives Matter protest in 2016 sued one of the protest’s most prominent organizers. Lower courts dismissed the case, but appeals judges ruled that it should be tried. Then it became a problem of freedom of …

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) – A federal appeals court said on Friday it would reconsider a dispute over a Trump administration ban on bump stockpiles, a device that allows semi-automatic firearms to fire quickly. The decision comes three months after a three-judge panel of the court said a federal judge in Kalamazoo, Mich., should have blocked …

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched a review into the best-selling Seresto flea and tick collar this spring after media reports about injuries and deaths linked to the product spurred a congressional inquiry, class-action lawsuits and a formal complaint. The collars, which release small amounts of pesticide onto the fur of cats and dogs for …

Bill pending Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo action would change just a word in the approval process for state Supreme Court justices to remain on the bench past mandatory retirement age 70 years old. But the change would be ill-conceived, costly and possibly unconstitutional, according to a senior state court official who will urge the governor …

Just a week ago, the Pulitzer Prize jury awarded a Special Mention to Darnella Frazier, who, at 17, thought about using her cell phone to film the scene she stumbled upon in Minneapolis – a policeman holding a black man with a knee to his neck. The man, of course, was George Floyd, and his …

A state judge dismissed a conviction for murdering a black man this week, after Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams agreed with defense attorneys who said there had a 1 in 1000 chance that prosecutors would accidentally knock 12 black people off their client’s jury roll. The concession ended a hearing before Judge Rhonda Goode-Douglas …

An attorney for the American-Statesman, arguing in a state appeals court, insisted the newspaper has the right to see the disciplinary records of University of Texas students accused of sex offenses . The Statesman requested the information two years ago as part of a larger USA Today Network investigation into sexual offenses by college athletes, …