Reuters Legal News

  • U.S. lawmakers want crackdown on Facebook, Twitter political ads
    on October 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers, alarmed that foreign entities used the internet to influence last year's election, introduced legislation on Thursday to extend rules governing political advertising on television, print and radio to also cover social media like Facebook Inc . […]

  • Settlement proposed in North Carolina transgender bathroom lawsuit
    on October 19, 2017 at 11:33 am

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a settlement agreement filed on Wednesday that aims to resolve the federal lawsuit over the state's widely criticized bathroom law. […]

  • Twitter looks to toughen rules on online harassment, abuse
    on October 18, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    (Reuters) - Twitter Inc plans to toughen its rules on online sexual harassment and impose stronger penalties for misconduct, according to an email it sent to a group of safety advocates, academics and researchers that helps the social media service set its policies. […]

  • Former Penn State coach Sandusky denied new child sex abuse trial
    on October 18, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday denied a request by former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky for a new trial on charges that he sexually assaulted pre-teen and teenaged boys for 15 years. […]

  • Native American tribe holding patents sues Amazon and Microsoft
    on October 18, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    (Reuters) - A Native American tribe sued Inc and Microsoft Corp in federal court in Virginia on Wednesday for infringing supercomputer patents it is holding for a technology firm. […]