U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers rejected efforts by major social media companies, including Alphabet, Meta Platforms, ByteDance and Snap, to dismiss nationwide litigation accusing them of illegally enticing and then addicting millions of children to their platforms. Read more.
The decision covers hundreds of lawsuits filed on behalf of individual children who allegedly suffered negative physical, mental and emotional health effects from social media use including anxiety, depression, and occasionally suicide.
Legal battles over redistricting could lead to new congressional maps in nearly a dozen states for the 2024 election, potentially flipping control of the U.S. House of Representatives, which currently has a 221-213 Republican majority. Here’s a look at some of the cases.
Lawyers for former president Donald Trump in a filing on Friday threw their formal support to news organizations that want to broadcast Trump’s election trial in D.C. federal court. They argued that live television coverage is the only way to show the public that the case is illegitimate. Prosecutors shot back on Monday, accusing Trump of precisely the kind of grandstanding that prompted the federal judiciary to ban cameras in court for criminal trials. Alison Frankel analyzes whether Trump’s filing will help – or hurt – the case for televising the trial.