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Student Punished for James Bond Parody Featuring 'Extremists' Wins Settlement

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District reached a $665,000 settlement over a free speech lawsuit stemming from a video made by Nathaniel Yu, a former student, showing a James Bond-type figure fighting off “extremists.” So reports KPIX 5, a CBS affiliate.

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Texas Abortion Ban Amid COVID-19 Holds Up, Remains An Outlier

As many states have moved to ban abortions in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19, most all of those rules have been struck down by the courts. However, there is one notable outlier: the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Texas, which has upheld the state’s ban. So reports NPR.

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Michael Cohen in Solitary After Internet Usage Altercation

Michael Cohen, former attorney for President Donald Trump, has been put in solitary confinement after an apparent altercation with another inmate over Cohen’s internet usage. So reports MSN.

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Kathy Griffin Beats Covington-Twitter Lawsuit on Jurisdictional Grounds

Comedian Kathy Griffin is off the hook for her alleged role in the internet “doxing” of Covington High School students involved in an altercation with a Native American activists at the Lincoln Memorial. So reports the Hollywood Reporter.

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Facebook Privacy Lawsuit Revived By Appeals Court

A federal appeals court decided Facebook users would be allowed to purse claims the company violated privacy rights by tracking their internet activity even after they signed out of the social media platform. So reports Reuters.

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Vet Lawyer from Interior Named Head of Grand Canyon National Park

Edward Keable, a veteran attorney of the U.S. Interior Department, was newly minted as superintendent of the Grand Canyon National Park. So reports the Associated Press.

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EPA Threatens to Fight False Claims About Coronavirus Protection

The Environmental Protection Agency has threatened legal action against companies falsely claiming their products can protect against coronavirus. So reports The New York Times.

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Nixed Bitcoin Event Prompts Attorney to Offer Pro Bono Representation

A recently canceled Bitcoin conference has prompted investment loss lawyer David Silver to take on pro bono representation for those who lost their money buying into the event. So reports Decrypt.

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Zoom Facing Scrutiny, Lawsuit Over Alleged Data Sharing with Facebook

Zoom Video Communications is facing a California lawsuit for allegedly sharing user data improperly with companies like Facebook. So reports CBS News.

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Link Between Sign-stealing, DraftKings Losses, Too Loose to Support Lawsuit: Judge

A lawsuit brought by DraftKings users against Major League Baseball in the wake of a widespread electronic sign-stealing scandal was thrown out by a judge in New York. So reports Bloomberg.

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