Nightly Brief

     

     Top CNS stories for today including a ‘nightmare’ courthouse shows the need to renovate in Sacramento; Trump U parties agree on little as trial looms; the GOP must produce info on Trump poll watching effort, and more.
     
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     1.) ‘Nightmare’ Courthouse Shows Need to Renovate in Sacramento
     In a narrow hallway inside the Sacramento County Superior Courthouse, a line of jurors rub shoulders with defense attorneys, judges and elected officials. While navigating through “dilapidated” corridors and courtrooms that are ripe with building code and Americans With Disabilities Act violations, the court’s executives agree that the 51-year-old courthouse is a ticking public-safety time bomb.
     
     2.) Justices Resist Harsh Penalties for Broken Seals
     Though critical of those who would violate the mandatory seal requirements of the False Claims Act, the Supreme Court justices seemed reluctant Tuesday to make the penalty for such infractions too steep.
     
     3.) Trump U Parties Agree on Little as Trial Looms
     With the first Trump University class action approaching its post-election trial date, recently filed court documents reveal attorneys on both sides still can’t agree on how the trial should be litigated
     
     4.) Ninth Circuit Stirs Up L.A. Storm Water Case
     The Ninth Circuit on Monday reversed dismissal of environmental groups’ challenge to how Los Angeles County discharges polluted storm water, because the county has not made it “‘absolutely clear’ that no violation will occur in the future.”
     
     5.) Lawyers Wrangle at Hearing on Cosby Assault Case
     Abruptly ending debate on whether to dismiss Bill Cosby’s indecent-assault charge, a judge ordered prosecutors and the comedian’s attorneys to reconcile their differences on disputed issues of fact.
     
     6.) Zika Found to Cause Infertility in Male Mice
     If a study involving mice is any indication, Zika infection may reduce fertility and lower the testosterone levels in men – marking another threat to families posed by the mosquito-borne virus.
     
     7.) GOP Must Produce Info on Trump Poll Watch Effort
     A federal judge has given the Republican National Committee until Wednesday to produce any agreements it has with Donald Trump’s campaign regarding poll watching, voter fraud and ballot security for next week’s presidential election.
     
     8.) Election-Cheating Lawsuits Filed in 7 States
     Both major parties have taken swings at each other in Nevada: Democrats accusing the Republican Party and Trump campaign of intimidating voters, and Republicans accusing the Clark County registrar of letting voters register after the deadline and vote. The suits are two of seven voting-related lawsuits filed around the country this week.

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