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States against climate change lawsuits ask for dismissal of NYC's

By John O'Brien | Jun 5, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The top lawyers of 15 states are again asking a federal judge to reject the legal strategy used by public officials and the private attorneys with whom they’ve teamed to sue the energy industry over alleged effects of climate change.

U.S. district judge dismisses case against social media outlets over Dallas police shooting

By David Hutton | Dec 13, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – A U.S. district court judge has cleared social media outlets in a lawsuit stemming from a 2016 mass shooting in Dallas that left five police officers dead.

Paxton files amicus brief in case regarding unaccompanied minor's request for abortion

By Dee Thompson | Oct 18, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – A pregnant 17-year-old unaccompanied immigrant known only as Jane Doe has been added to a case pending in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California that seeks to preserve her right to have an abortion in Texas.

Dallas police sergeant files suit against social media companies over terrorist group usage

By Olivia Olsen | Aug 4, 2017

DALLAS – Dallas Police Sgt. Demetrick Pennie has filed a lawsuit against several social media sites including Twitter, Facebook and Google. The suit, which was filed in the wake of his research into trending topics and the ease with which terrorist groups can organize and raise funding, alleges that the popular websites give a platform that promotes terror attacks both domestic and abroad.

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