Civil rights violations

FILE - This Oct. 3, 2013, file photo shows a custom made semi-automatic hunting rifle with a detachable magazine, displayed at TDS Guns in Rocklin, Calif. A gun-rights group is suing to block California from enforcing its assault weapons ban, contending it violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The lawsuit was filed Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in San Diego federal court on behalf of a political action committee and three San Diego County men who want the right to use large-capacity ammunition magazines in their legal rifles and pistols. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
August 15, 2019 - 10:35 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A gun-rights group sued Thursday to block California from enforcing its assault weapons ban, contending it violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The lawsuit was the latest among gun advocacy and lobbying groups to challenge California's firearms laws, which are among...
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July 23, 2019 - 7:08 pm
Good afternoon! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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FILE-In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019 file photo, prison staff work at Lee Correctional Institution, in Bishopville, S.C. A pair of federal lawsuits accuses South Carolina prisons officials of constitutional violations surrounding a riot in which seven inmates were killed at an institution last year. The wrongful death lawsuits were filed Tuesday and provided to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard, File)
July 23, 2019 - 1:43 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two lawsuits filed Tuesday allege that South Carolina corrections officials violated prisoners' constitutional rights by failing to prevent a riot in which seven inmates were killed last year. In the lawsuits, advance copies of which were provided to The Associated Press...
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July 22, 2019 - 7:58 pm
Good evening! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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July 18, 2019 - 2:18 pm
A federal court has upheld a Florida law that limits who gets to give dietary advice. The ruling comes in a lawsuit filed by a health coach who was fined for practicing without a dietary license. Heather Del Castillo said Florida's law violated her First Amendment right to free speech, noting...
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In this March 13, 2018 photo, a sheet with the words "censored" on it covers an anti-trump mural along the 3500 block of S. Liberty Street in New Orleans, La. Landowner Neal Morris sued after being ordered to remove the mural, which transcribes part of then-presidential candidate Trump's recorded "Access Hollywood" conversation, including a boast about groping women's genitals (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)
July 09, 2019 - 6:58 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge says New Orleans cannot make a landowner take down a mural of infamous quotes recorded when Donald Trump was on "Access Hollywood" in 2005. Judge Martin Feldman ruled Tuesday that the city's mural ordinance violates the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of...
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File-This July 8, 2019, file photo shows ,President Donald Trump speaking during an event about the environment in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. A federal appeals court says Trump can't ban critics from his Twitter account. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled Tuesday, July 9, 2019. A three-judge panel agreed with a lower court judge who said Trump violates the First Amendment when he blocks critics. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 09, 2019 - 5:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump lost a major Twitter fight Tuesday when a federal appeals court said that his daily musings and pronouncements were overwhelmingly official in nature and that he violated the First Amendment whenever he blocked a critic to silence a viewpoint. The effect of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks about drug prices during a visit to the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington. A federal judge Monday, July 8, 2019, blocked a major White House initiative on prescription drug costs, saying the Trump administration lacked the legal authority to require drugmakers to disclose their prices in TV ads. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
July 08, 2019 - 10:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge Monday blocked a major White House initiative on prescription drug costs, saying the Trump administration lacked the legal authority to require drugmakers to disclose their prices in TV ads. The narrow ruling by U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington, D.C.,...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows Christopher Cantwell. Attorneys who filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in connection with a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville , Virginia, have asked a judge to order Cantwell, one of the men who participated in the violence to stop making "unlawful threats" against the plaintiffs and their lead attorney. In a motion filed Tuesday, July 2, 2019, lawyers for 10 people who were hurt during two days of violence in August 2017 said Christopher Cantwell recently focused "his hateful rhetoric" on attorney Roberta Kaplan (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)
July 02, 2019 - 4:34 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Attorneys who filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in connection with a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, asked a judge Tuesday to order one of the men who participated in the violence to stop making "unlawful threats" against the plaintiffs and...
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June 28, 2019 - 11:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case involving two former state officials convicted in New Jersey's "Bridgegate" scandal. The justices announced they will hear a case in the fall involving Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni. The two were convicted in 2016 on multiple counts...
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