Netflix sued over “grossly sexist” line in ‘The Queen’s Gambit’


Nona Gaprindashvili, a female Soviet chess champion, is suing Netflix for $5million over a line in The Queen’s Gambit. In the show’s finale, a line compares the accomplishments of fictional chess player Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) to Gaprindashvili – stating she’s never played chess against men. A character remarks: “Elizabeth Harmon’s not at…

Pax­ton Secures Tem­po­rary Restrain­ing Order Against Paris ISD in Mask Man­date Lawsuit


TEXAS (September 17, 2021)--- Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that a Lamar County district court issued a temporary restraining order against Paris ISD regarding its unlawful mask mandate. The court agreed with General Paxton that the district lacks “authority to issue or enforce a facemask mandate in light of Governor Abbott’s…

Issuance of New Executive Order Establishing Sanctions Related to the Crisis in Ethiopia


CITY OF WASHINGTON (September 17, 2021)---In the midst of ongoing violence, abuses against civilians, and growing humanitarian plight in Ethiopia, President Biden today signed an Executive Order (E.O.) establishing a new sanctions regime in response to the crisis.  With it, the United States will be able to impose financial sanctions…