Top CNS stories for today including a unanimous Ninth Circuit panel handing the fledgling Trump administration a significant defeat Thursday afternoon, ruling against its effort to reinstate the ban on travelers from seven predominately Muslim nations; California’s drought rules are extended despite record-breaking rains in January; an Oklahoma town cancels its Valentine’s Day dance because its morality ordinance forbids dancing within 500 feet of a church, and more.
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A unanimous Ninth Circuit panel handed the fledgling Trump administration a significant defeat Thursday afternoon, ruling against its effort to reinstate the ban on travelers from seven predominately Muslim nations that threw U.S. airports, streets and courts into chaos last week.
On the heels of record-breaking January rainfall and with another atmospheric river storm looming off the California coast, state water regulators on Wednesday voted to extend emergency drought laws another nine months.
With little time left to wallow in existential malaise, the Democratic National Committee has until the end of the month to choose the party’s next chair. Enthusiastic opening shots by the new Republican administration have put the pressure on.
A small Oklahoma town has canceled its Valentine’s Day dance because it would violate a morality ordinance that prohibits dancing within 500 feet of a church.
Four North Carolina voters sued a Republican party activist for libel Wednesday, claiming he falsely accused them of voting illegally last November because they were felons or had voted in other states.
Facing a possible shutdown of jury trials, the New Mexico State Board of Finance voted Wednesday to give nearly $700,000 from emergency funds to the state’s embattled court system.
Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday voted to draft an ordinance barring city employees from cooperating with the federal government if President Donald Trump creates a Muslim database.
The use of force in a pipeline protest scuffle, which included police deploying water, rubber bullets and tear gas against protesters, might have been justified, a federal judge ruled.