Advocacy Groups Sue Alabama Officials Over Restrictive Voting Bill, Citing Constitutional Violations and Disproportionate Impact

Birmingham, Alabama – Several advocacy groups have filed a lawsuit against Alabama state officials, challenging a recently enacted law that restricts access to voting. The groups argue that Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), which criminalizes certain engagement measures related to absentee ballots, directly targets and penalizes activities that enable broader voting rights. Signed into law last month, SB 1 makes it illegal to request or collect absentee ballots for anyone other than close relatives. It also criminalizes filling out or mailing an application or ballot on behalf of someone else. The bill specifically targets Alabamians … Read more

Controversial Bankruptcy Trial Pits Troubled Prison Health-Care Provider Against Outraged Federal Officials and Civil Rights Groups

HOUSTON – A controversial legal maneuver in the bankruptcy trial of troubled prison health-care provider Tehum Care Services Inc. is drawing attention from federal officials and civil rights groups. The trial, set to begin Friday in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, will test the validity of a settlement proposed by Tehum that would strip prisoners and others of their right to sue parties involved in the takeover and bankruptcy of Corizon Health Inc., the nation’s former largest prison healthcare provider. Tehum, a shell company established to absorb legal liabilities of … Read more

Conservative Groups Sue Biden Administration to Halt World’s Largest Wind Energy Project, Citing Threat to Endangered Whales

Washington, D.C. – A federal lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. is pitting green energy against the preservation of endangered whales. Three conservative groups, the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), the Heartland Institute, and the National Legal and Policy Center, are suing the Biden administration and Dominion Energy over the proposed Virginia Offshore Wind project. The project, touted as the world’s largest wind energy venture, could potentially harm the North Atlantic right whale. The 61-page complaint lists the Interior Department, the Commerce Department, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the … Read more

Federal Judge Grants Gaetz and Greene Permission to Proceed with Lawsuit Against California Cities, Rejects Blame on Liberal Groups

Riverside and Anaheim, two cities in California, are facing a lawsuit from the ultraconservative Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) over the cancellation of their political rallies. However, a federal judge allowed the suit to proceed against the cities but dismissed the legal action against liberal organizations that the lawmakers blamed for the cancellations. The judge criticized Gaetz and Greene for suing the groups, calling their allegations a “conspiracy theory” based on speculation. The lawsuit filed by Gaetz and Greene targeted both cities as well as organizations like the League of Women … Read more