Top CNS stories for today including advocates of criminal-justice reform hunting for clues on Trump; Feds suspending new mining permits near Yellowstone; New York’s highest court upholding the conviction of a judge who lied about being attacked with a toilet tank lid; scientists finding emissions cause record highs to outpace lows, and more.
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One plank of the platform that won the election for President-elect Donald Trump was a tough-on-crime promise to “Make America Safe Again.” Now with Inauguration Day on the horizon, advocates of criminal-justice reform wonder what putting Trump in the Oval Office will mean to the quiet, bipartisan momentum their cause has built.
The Obama administration on Monday continued its push to protect land from energy and mineral development in ecologically sensitive areas.
Republican redistricting crossed the line into unconstitutional gerrymandering in Wisconsin, a divided panel of federal judges ruled Monday, handing a rare victory to Badger State Democrats.
Contrary to what he’s done in the past, President-elect Donald Trump will not dip into money raised by his charitable organization Trump Foundation to pay the $25 million Trump University settlement he agreed to last week.
A small-town judge who lied about being attacked by an assailant wielding a toilet tank lid to score prescription pain medication was rightfully convicted, New York State’s Appellate Division found.
Scorching, record-setting heat will be 15 times more common than record-low temperatures if the current pace of greenhouse gas emissions continues. Increased emissions will only deepen the ratio, according to new findings in a scientific journal.
A federal judge gave home-share giant Airbnb a two-week reprieve from San Francisco’s short-term rental law, blocking the city from instituting criminal fines on any company that collects fees from unregistered bookings.
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit accusing Twitter of helping terrorists who killed two Americans overseas last year.