Nightly Brief

Top CNS stories for today including the U.S. Supreme Court opting not to decide whether a transgender teenager from Virginia can use the boys’ bathroom at his high school, sending the case back to the Fourth Circuit; President Donald Trump on Monday signs a new version of his controversial travel ban barring new visas for citizens from six Muslim-majority countries; a one-time crony of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is sentenced to home confinement for corruption, and more.

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1.) High Court Sends Back Trans-Bathroom Case

Citing the Trump administration’s rollback of protections for transgender students, the Supreme Court put a return stamp Monday on a much-anticipated case.

 2.) Christie Crony Gets Home Confinement for Corruption

A federal judge handed a sentence of home confinement Monday to a former appointee of Gov. Chris Christie at the heart of a pay-to-play scheme.

3.) Trump Signs New Travel Ban Targeting Six Nations

President Donald Trump on Monday signed a new version of his controversial travel ban barring new visas for citizens from six Muslim-majority countries while also shutting down the U.S. refugee program.

4.) Detained Immigrants Fight for Lawyers in SF

A microcosm of the nation’s massive deportation system is playing out in a small courtroom in San Francisco, where immigrants held in detention centers miles away speak to judges through interpreters and flat-screen TVs.

 5.) California Asked to Lead on Killing Electoral College

An attorney-proposed initiative would authorize California’s elected leaders to spearhead a movement to elect the president based on the national popular vote rather than through the Electoral College.

6.) CA Lawmakers Lobby to Ease Bar Exam Standards

California lawmakers sent a letter to the chief justice of the California Supreme Court asking her to consider reducing the score required to pass the state bar exam.

7.)  Marine Says USA Stiffs Thousands of Veterans

A retired Marine corporal who bagged up pieces of dead soldiers in a mortuary affairs unit in Iraq brought a class action for thousands of veterans he claims are being cheated out of disability benefits.

8.) Scalia Papers Headed to Harvard Law

The family of the late Justice Antonin Scalia will donate his personal papers to Harvard Law School’s library, the school announced Monday, but it could be years before the public can see documents that offer a glimpse into high court deliberations.

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