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Alex Woodward

The Independent

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Past articles by Alex:

Wrongly arrested because of facial recognition: Why new police tech risks serious miscarriages of justice

The latest generation of police surveillance tools are overused, underregulated and often completely wrong, opponents tell Josh Marcus and Alex Woodward → Read More

Atlanta shooting – live: Four women injured, one dead as police search for 24-year-old suspect in Cobb County

Police hunting for Deion Patterson after violence unfolded at city’s Northside Hospital Medical Midtown → Read More

A Texas man sued his his ex-wife’s friends for allegedly helping her with an abortion. Now they’re suing him

Influential right-wing attorneys helped him file a $1m ‘wrongful death’ lawsuit against a group of women accused of supporting his ex-wife’s abortion. A countersuit alleges he wanted to keep her under his control → Read More

Will the Supreme Court have to answer to ethics rules? Lawmakers ask ‘how low can the court go?’

Democratic lawmakers want oversight and a binding code of conduct on the nation’s highest court → Read More

Supreme Court news: Cruz accuses Democrats of racist attacks on Thomas as Senate mulls ethics rules

Hearing comes after revelations expose ethics issues at the nation’s highest court → Read More

Inside the ‘mentally exhausting’ protest shutting down Nebraska’s anti-trans legislation

A weeks-long filibuster is eating up the clock for a proposed ban on gender-affirming care for trans youth. State lawmakers are not done yet, Io Dodds and Alex Woodward report → Read More

Former Minneapolis officer Tou Thao guilty of aiding and abetting manslaughter in George Floyd’s murder

Attorney General Keith Ellison calls conviction ‘one more measure of accountability’ three years after Floyd’s death → Read More

DeSantis v Disney: Why Florida’s governor is at war with the Mouse

A year-long feud between the governor and the powerful entertainment company has boiled over into legal battles that could shape the company’s future in the state, Alex Woodward writes → Read More

He lost his job and health insurance after his arrest under a DeSantis election unit. The case was dismissed

At least six out of 20 cases were dismissed. Five others ended with no jail time → Read More

Florida board sues Disney after company filed lawsuit over DeSantis retaliation

Legal battle escalates feud stemming from company’s public opposition to ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law → Read More

Montana bans gender-affirming care for trans youth after protests and sanction against trans lawmaker

Montana lawmaker was barred from state House of Representatives for speaking out against bill → Read More

Tucker Carlson news – live: Fired Fox News host’s sexist comments about fans revealed as Newsmax ratings climb

Tucker Carlson fired from Fox News: the latest news, reaction and live updates → Read More

Will other Fox News stars face Tucker Carlson’s fate?

Speculation about the future of other network personalities has been growing in the aftermath of the far-right host’s apparent firing, a massive defamation settlement, and more damaging litigation → Read More

Emmett Till’s accuser Carolyn Bryant dies, leaving Till family searching for justice and answers

Nobody has been convicted of any crimes in connection with the 14-year-old’s lynching in 1955, Alex Woodward and Josh Marcus report → Read More

The school librarian in the middle of Louisiana’s war on libraries

The state’s top law enforcement officer, elected officials and right-wing activists have put libraries at the centre of their attacks against LGBT+ people and the first amendment. One librarian is fighting back, Alex Woodward reports → Read More

Biden lambasts book ban attempts in remarks to teachers: ‘Empty shelves don’t help kids learn very much’

“I’ve never met a parent who wants a politician dictating what they can learn, what they can think, and who they can be,” the president said in remarks at the White House → Read More

The book ban surge gripping America’s schools and libraries

A nationwide surge in restrictions against library materials under the auspices of a “parental rights” campaign runs parallel to legislation targeting LGBT+ people and honest discussions of race and racism, sowing chaos for educators and chilling speech in schools across the US. Richard Hall and Alex Woodward report → Read More

America’s gun lobby counts major legislative victories after Nashville. Republicans shrug off reform

State lawmakers across the country are making it easier to buy and carry guns, while GOP members of Congress insist there’s nothing they can do to stop gun violence, Alex Woodward reports → Read More

Dominion wins partial victory in defamation lawsuit against Fox News as case heads to high-profile jury trial

A judge overseeing the blockbuster case says it is ‘CRYSTAL clear’ statements about the company are false, but it will be up to jurors to determine whether they are defamatory, and who is responsible → Read More

How George Soros became a target for Trump and Fox News with Alvin Bragg’s investigation

The former president and his allies claim the billionaire philanthropist ‘bought’ and ‘hand picked’ the Manhattan prosecutor, now wrapped up in long-running antisemitic conspiracy theories. Alex Woodward explains → Read More