Supreme Court to debate liability protections for internet companies

Section 230 shields internet companies from liability for user content on their platforms. Justice Thomas last year questioned how lower courts were interpreting the law. WASHINGTON –  The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the sweeping legal immunity that shields internet companies from lawsuits over user-generated content, a case with potentially enormous consequences … Read more

Supreme Court to hear cases that could decide future of internet speech and social media

CNN  —  The Supreme Court will hear two pivotal cases later this term about online speech that could significantly shape the future of social media, the court announced on Monday. One case, Gonzalez v. Google, is set to consider whether tech platforms’ recommendation algorithms are protected from lawsuits under a commonly invoked legal shield tech … Read more

Supreme Court leaves ban on bump stocks in place — again

CNN  —  The Supreme Court declined Monday to consider the latest challenge to a federal ban on bump stocks, keeping in place the prohibition on devices that essentially allow shooters to fire semiautomatic rifles continuously with one pull of the trigger. By declining to grant an appeal, the justices not only avoided taking up a … Read more

Biden visits Puerto Rico as tensions simmer over Hurricane Ian response – live | US politics

Key events Show key events only Please turn on JavaScript to use this feature Here is more information on the Oath Keepers, including their history and their membership base: The Oath Keepers, founded in 2009 by Stewart Rhodes, is a loosely organized conspiracy theory-fueled group that recruits current and former military, police and first responders. … Read more

New book audio: Trump falsely claimed he gave Kim letters to Archives in 2021

Washington CNN  —  Former President Donald Trump falsely claimed he had given the letters he exchanged with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the National Archives last year when he was interviewed by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman for her forthcoming book, according to audio of the interview obtained by CNN. Trump also … Read more

Supreme Court rejects Trump ally Mike Lindell’s appeal in 2020 election lawsuit

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s bid to fend off a defamation lawsuit the voting machine company Dominion Voting Systems filed over his far-fetched claims about the 2020 presidential election. The justices’ decision not to hear the case means a federal judge’s ruling in August 2021 that allowed the lawsuit to … Read more

National Archives tells House committee it hasn’t retrieved all records from Trump White House

Washington — The National Records and Archives Administration told House Democrats on Friday that it has not yet retrieved all the records from officials in the Trump administration that it should have under federal law and would consult with the Justice Department on further action. In a letter to House Oversight Committee chair Carolyn Maloney, … Read more

Brett Favre to be represented by Trump lawyer in welfare scandal

Eric Herschmann, a top White House lawyer to President Trump, confirms to Axios he is now lead counsel to NFL legend Brett Favre, who is embroiled in a welfare-funds scandal in his home state of Mississippi. Why it matters: The former Green Bay Packers quarterback is at the center of Mississippi’s biggest-ever public corruption case. … Read more