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Texas Cites Clarence Thomas to Defend Its Social Media Law

Texas Cites Clarence Thomas to Defend Its Social Media Law

Florida’s law remains blocked, and the state is keenly interested in the outcome of the Texas battle. Florida on Wednesday filed a Supreme Court brief supporting Texas, and the Florida brief was co-signed by 11 other states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, and South Carolina. “Amici states have a strong …

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A 'Radical' Ruling Lets Texas Ban Social Media Moderation

A ‘Radical’ Ruling Lets Texas Ban Social Media Moderation

A federal appeals court has reinstated a Texas state law that bans “censorship” on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, allowing Texas to enforce the law while litigation continues. A US District Court judge had granted a preliminary injunction blocking the law in December, ruling that it violates the social networks’ First Amendment …

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Texas got a sex ed update, but students and educators say there's still a lot missing

Texas got a sex ed update, but students and educators say there’s still a lot missing

JR Chester, an advocate with the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, says she hopes the state’s updated sex education curriculum will lead to more open conversation between parents and kids. Keren Carrion/KERA hide caption toggle caption Keren Carrion/KERA JR Chester, an advocate with the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, says she hopes the …

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