Lawsuit demands sign language at White House virus briefings

The New York Times

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The National Association of the Deaf and five deaf Americans have sued the White House, arguing that the lack of a sign language interpreter at President Trump’s coronavirus briefings violates the First Amendment.

The association is seeking to force Mr. Trump and other White House officials to use American Sign Language, or A.S.L., interpreters during “television broadcasts of their coronavirus press conferences and briefings to make them accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing people.”

The lawsuit contends that the refusal to provide in-frame sign language prevents the plaintiffs from accessing the communications provided by their elected representatives, thus violating their First Amendment rights.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/04/us/politics/asl-interpreter-lawsuit-coronavirus-trump.html

Trump cannot block critics on Twitter, federal court affirms in ruling

Washington Post

The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit denied the Trump administration’s request to revisit an earlier holding that Trump violated the First Amendment when he blocked individual Twitter users who were critical of the president or his polices.

“Excluding people from an otherwise public forum such as this by blocking those who express views critical of a public official is, we concluded, unconstitutional,” wrote Judge Barrington D. Parker.

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/trump-cannot-block-critics-on-twitter-federal-court-affirms-in-ruling/2020/03/23/83ac302c-6d0b-11ea-a3ec-70d7479d83f0_story.html

Analysis | Treason: Dissing President Trump it’s not. Here’s what is.

Washington Post

Analysis | Treason: Dissing President Trump it’s not. Here’s what is.

On Monday, the president added yet another offense to the ever-expanding sphere of supposedly treasonable conduct.

Source: www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/02/06/treason-dissing-president-trump-its-not-heres-what-is/?utm_term=.e72719f4aa3c

Charges dropped against 129 Trump inauguration protesters -” but dozens still face prison

The Intercept

Charges Dropped Against 129 Trump Inauguration Protesters — But Dozens Still Face Prison

Among those who still face decades in prison, a journalist has filed a motion for the court to dismiss his charges.

Source: theintercept.com/2018/01/19/charges-dropped-j20-trump-inauguration-j20-aaron-cantu/

Sessions warns of campuses sheltering ‘fragile egos’

CNN

As President Donald Trump doubled down against the NFL National Anthem protests, his attorney general will wade into a culture war of his own.

Source: www.cnn.com/2017/09/26/politics/sessions-campus-free-speech-protests/index.html