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News and Notes for Monday, 7/31

A few news excerpts for today, plus a Marc Murphy cartoon that’s absolutely dead on.

Appeals court lets Kentucky temporarily enforce ban on transgender care for minors, as case moves through the courts

A federal appeals court is allowing Kentucky to enforce a recently enacted ban on gender-affirming care for young transgender people while the issue is being litigated.

The 2-1 decision Monday from the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati is not unexpected. The same three-judge panel ruled the same way earlier this month on a similar case in Tennessee. (WLKY)

Lexington neighborhood wakes up to white supremacist flyers Sunday

Lexington Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying individuals who distributed flyers promoting a white supremacy group in a local neighborhood. Residents of the Kenwick area reported discovering baggies filled with rice and containing propaganda flyers for the Aryan Freedom Network on their sidewalks early in the morning Sunday. The flyers bore a message attempting to align the hate group with Jesus Christ, saying: “You know who else was condemned for ‘hate speech?’ Jesus Christ.” Along with the provocative message, the flyer also advertised the white supremacy group’s name and a website for the Aryan Freedom Network. (The Lexington Times)

Donald Trump’s defamation lawsuit against CNN over ‘the Big Lie’ dismissed in Florida

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit Donald Trump filed against CNN in which the former U.S. president claimed that references in news articles or by the network's hosts to his efforts to overturn the 2020 election as "the Big Lie" were tantamount to comparing him to Adolf Hitler.

Trump had been seeking punitive damages of $475 million in the federal lawsuit filed last October in South Florida, claiming the references hurt his reputation and political career. (WLKY)

And from the Twitter-verse ...

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