Louisiana Parents Seek Court Halt on School Ten Commandments Mandate Before New Academic Year

BATON ROUGE, La. — A controversial new law in Louisiana mandating the posting of the Ten Commandments in public school classrooms has sparked a legal battle, with a group of parents seeking to halt its implementation. These parents, whose children attend various public schools across the state and represent diverse religious backgrounds, have filed a request for a preliminary injunction in a federal court. The law, signed by Republican Gov. Jeff Landry last month, requires that a version of the Ten Commandments be displayed in every public school classroom. The plaintiffs, asserting that the mandate … Read more

Carteret County School Board Faces Legal Battle Over Unlawful Academic Calendar for 2024-25

CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. – The Carteret County Board of Education is facing a lawsuit over allegations that it adopted an illegal calendar for the upcoming 2024-25 school year. According to the suit filed on Friday, eight individuals are holding the board accountable for a decision they believe will negatively impact parents, students, and business owners. The lawsuit argues that the board’s vote for a calendar that starts two weeks earlier than allowed by state law is in violation of North Carolina regulations. The board’s desire to align the school’s start date with that of Carteret … Read more

NYU Professors Seek Inclusion as Defendants in Lawsuit, Citing Threat to Academic Freedom and First Amendment Rights

New York, NY – Three professors at New York University are seeking to be added as defendants in a recently filed lawsuit that accuses the university of mishandling incidents of antisemitism on campus. The professors believe that the definition of antisemitism being used in the lawsuit could impede academic freedom and violate the First Amendment. By intervening in the case, they hope to address these concerns. The lawsuit, originally brought forward by three Jewish students, did not initially include the professors as defendants, but two of them were later named. One of the professors, Andrew … Read more

International Libel Battle Challenges Academic Freedom and Reputational Protection

Lawsuit Alleges Defamation in Book Portrayal of Irish Libel Expert WASHINGTON – Legal action has been initiated against Georgetown University Press by prominent Irish libel expert, Paul Tweed, who claims that he has been defamed in a recently published book. The book, titled “Subversion: The Strategic Weaponization of Narratives,” accuses Tweed of being a covert operative for the United Arab Emirates, a claim he vehemently denies. This legal battle not only raises questions about the boundaries between freedom of expression and the law, but also highlights the international implications of defamation laws. At the heart … Read more