Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: City committee approves $350,000 settlement of race and gender discrimination case.
NJ.com: New York asks U.S. Supreme Court to block New Jersey's exit from agency fighting organized crime affecting New York Harbor.
U.S. Courts: Judicial Conference approves online release of federal judges' financial disclosure reports.
SCOTUSblog: Arguments against allowing video cameras at U.S. Supreme Court arguments.
We should not want our judges to be celebrities with constituencies. To the contrary, we should want them to be limited interpreters of the law, quite unlike politicians. While I don’t think there is a high risk that the current justices might “play to the cameras,” it would be less safe to say that about some of the lawyers appearing before the court.
Election Law Blog: Defamation suits filed against right-wing news outlets to combat dissemination of false information.
NPR: More on using defamation suits to fight media disinformation.
Our information landscape right now is like the Wild West. Anyone with a YouTube account, anyone with a website, they can go out and reach more people than Walter Cronkite. And in this new frontier, there are a whole set of groups that are just publishing lies, and they're doing it for profit, and they're doing it for personal gain. And so what we're doing is setting up an organization called Law for Truth. It's going to serve as the sheriff in this new frontier and ensure that people who go out and intentionally spread lies about individuals are held accountable. And in doing that, we're going to help protect our democracy.
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