Nightly Brief

Your Friday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including President Donald Trump beginning his first face-to-face meeting with Vladimir Putin on Friday by confronting the Russian president over meddling in the 2016 presidential election;the Supreme Court put on hold a federal judge’s decision striking down a Wisconsin law that purports to address pregnant women with “habitual lack of self-control”; nine Indian tribes sued Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke for removing grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem from the Endangered Species list, and more.

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President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Hamburg. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

1.) In National news President Donald Trump began his first face-to-face meeting with Vladimir Putin on Friday by confronting the Russian president over meddling in the 2016 presidential election, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said.

In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, Sarah Palin, political commentator and former governor of Alaska, walks on the sideline before an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund, File)

2.) Denying any malice toward Sarah Palin, an attorney for The New York Times told a federal judge on Friday that the paper promptly corrected its implication that the former Alaskan governor incited the 2011 shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

3.) The Trump administration urged a federal judge this week not to block Texas’ new voter ID from taking effect because it codifies remedies suggested by the Fifth Circuit, the same court that found the state’s previous law disenfranchised minority voters.

4.) Robocalls voiced by former presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee were primarily intended to advertise a movie about freedom of religion, not to conduct a political survey, and thus broke the law, a federal judge ruled.

The statute of sculptor Jean Pond Miner Coburn, called “Forward,” on the grounds of the Wisconsin State Capitol, in Madison.

5.) In Regional news the Supreme Court on Friday put on hold a federal judge’s decision striking down a Wisconsin law that purports to address pregnant women with “habitual lack of self-control.”

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling at Fenway Park.
6.) Five years after bankruptcy capsized the video game company started by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, a judge’s restraining order has thrown a wrench in Rhode Island’s effort to get answers on the pricey boondoggle.
Exposed bedrock at the Isla Vista, California, beach during very low tide in February 2017. (Photo by Alex Snyder, U.S. Geological Survey)

7.) In Environmental news coastal homeowners in California can’t build their seawalls and challenge them too, as the state’s high court ruled this week homeowners lost the right to challenge conditions placed on a seawall permit after they’d already built the $1 million project.

8.) When Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke removed grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem from the Endangered Species list in late June, at least seven environmental groups filed notices of intent to sue him. But nine Indian tribes have beaten them to the punch, citing violations of religious freedom.

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