Big Tech sues Florida, saying social media law violates First Amendment

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Trade groups representing Facebook, Twitter, and other major websites have sued Florida to block a state law that makes it illegal for social media companies to ban politicians. The industry groups say the law violates the First Amendment—and legal experts have said the same, as we’ve previously written.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the bill into law on May 24, slamming what he called the “censorship” of conservatives on social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook. The law, scheduled to take effect on July 1, gives Floridians the right to sue Big Tech companies over content-moderation decisions and prohibits

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Pope revises Church law, updates rules on sexual abuse

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Pope Francis on Tuesday issued the most extensive revision to Catholic Church law in four decades, insisting that bishops take action against clerics who abuse minors and vulnerable adults, commit fraud or attempt to ordain women.

The revision, which has been in the works since 2009, involves all of section six of the Church’s Code of Canon Law, a seven-book code of about 1,750 articles. It replaced the code approved by Pope John Paul II in 1983 and will take effect on Dec. 8.

The revised section, involving about 90 articles concerning crime and punishment, incorporates many existing changes made

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Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch Rejects Church Challenge to CO Disaster Law

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Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch rejected a request from two churches to block a Colorado law that lets the state issue emergency orders in the event of wildfires, earthquakes and other disasters.

The Denver-area churches said high court intervention was warranted because the state had gone too far in using the Colorado Disaster Emergency Act to impose capacity restrictions against houses of worship in a bid to stem the coronavirus pandemic.

Gorsuch, who handles emergency matters from Colorado, gave no explanation in turning away the weeks-old request on his own. He chose not to refer the matter to the full

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With a new law, LGBTQ parents celebrate recognition in Connecticut

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Gov. Ned Lamont signs a ceremonial copy of the Connecticut Parentage Act. Directly behind him are two key sponsors of the bipartisan bill, Reps. Jeff Currey, D-East Hartford, and Nicole Klarides-Ditria, R-Seymour.

Connecticut opened Pride Month on Tuesday with a ceremonial signing by Gov. Ned Lamont of the Connecticut Parentage Act, a bipartisan bill that provides equal treatment under the law to children born to same-sex couples.

More than offering legal certainty to LGBTQ parents and children, the new law modernizes outdated definitions and legal provisions pertaining to paternity and maternity and recognizes the changing medical,

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The Left’s Decriminalization Push Stops Short of Labor Law

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The left-leaning Economic Policy Institute calls on prosecutors and state lawmakers to seek criminal punishment of employers for workplace and labor-law violations that are currently addressed through less serious legal sanctions. There are good reasons to be wary of this advice.

EPI’s new report persistently lumps together different kinds of workplace infractions. At one end of the spectrum are offenses that have long been illegal, such as forced labor or theft of premiums intended for unemployment or injury funds. Everyone agrees that a crooked construction boss who skips town without paying his crew’s wages has committed a

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