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An Iowa-based youth basketball league has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by former players whose coach secretly recorded them undressing or obtained nude photos of them. Gregory Stephen is now serving a lengthy prison sentence for sexual exploitation of minors. Guy Cook, the lawyer for boys who played Barnstormers Basketball of Iowa games from 2005 to 2018, said the league has agreed to settle the case by establishing a fund of more than $1 million to compensate victims. A judge must sign off on the agreement before it's finalized.

Former California congresswoman Katie Hill has filed for bankruptcy protection. If successful, the move could allow Hill to avoid paying about $220,000 in attorneys’ fees to a British tabloid and two conservative journalists she sued after the publication of intimate photos without her consent. The Democrat who briefly represented a district north of Los Angeles had accused multiple parties in a revenge-porn lawsuit of violating the law by publishing or distributing the compromising photos. The lawsuit was thrown out and a judge later rendered the financial judgments. Hill did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

A three-member U.S. appeals court panel has sided with Arizona prison officials’ ban on sexually explicit material for inmates, denying a prison journal’s claims of First Amendment violations. The 9th Circuit panel in San Francisco issued an opinion Friday mostly supporting the Arizona Department of Corrections. The state had challenged a district court’s permanent injunction of the ban and an order to deliver four unredacted issues of the publication Prison Legal News. The court found censoring the articles abided by the First Amendment. Prison officials established the ban in 2010. It redacted articles in three issues in 2017 and one from 2014 over sexually graphic passages.

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