Nightly Brief

Your Monday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including a landmark report from the United Nations putting a tighter-than-expected deadline for countries to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement; a national monument that former President Barack Obama established in the Atlantic Ocean survives a court challenge; a federal judge agrees to quash subpoenas served on American University on behalf of accused Russian operative Maria Butina; a furry relative to minks and otters and native to the West Coast may get federal protection as threatened under the Endangered Species Act; nearly 50 members of three Native American tribes in North Dakota claim in a class action that Andeavor Logistics is unfairly profiting from a crude oil pipeline operating through tribal trust lands; the makers of Titleist golf balls are suing the makers of a parody brand that holds itself out as the “sluttiest ball in golf,” and more.

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National

In this Oct. 26, 2015 photo, fish swim over a patch of bleached coral in Hawaii’s Kaneohe Bay off the island of Oahu. Warmer water is repeatedly causing mass global bleaching events to Earth’s fragile coral reefs. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

1.) It’s not exactly the day after tomorrow, but a landmark report Monday from the United Nations puts a tighter-than-expected deadline for countries to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement.

These rare dandelion siphonophore were photographed in 2014 in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts (NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, via NRDC)

2.) The national monument that former President Barack Obama established in the Atlantic Ocean survived a court challenge Friday, with a federal judge finding that the majesty of even underwater lands is worthy of protection.

In this April 14, 2017, photo, protesters hold up signs outside a courthouse in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)

3.) A federal judge on Friday permanently barred the Trump administration from withholding policing grants from California, San Francisco and other so-called sanctuary jurisdictions across the nation.

Maria Butina walks with Alexander Torshin on Sept. 7, 2012, while Torshin was a member of the Russian upper house of parliament in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Ptitsin)

4.) A federal judge on Friday agreed to a request to quash subpoenas served on American University on behalf of accused Russian operative Maria Butina, finding Butina’s attorneys hadn’t followed proper procedure for the demand.

Regional

Radio host Scott Shafer, center, speaks before moderating a California gubernatorial debate between Democratic candidate Gavin Newsom, left, and Republican candidate John Cox at KQED Public Radio Studio in San Francisco, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, Pool)

5.) California’s gubernatorial candidates agree on one thing: California has become a downright unaffordable place to live. But that was about the only common ground Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and his Republican opponent John Cox found during a live public radio debate hosted by KQED on Monday.

6.) A furry relative to minks and otters and native to the West Coast may get federal protection as threatened under the Endangered Species Act due to lost habitat, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday.

Brian M. explains why he registered to vote while detained at the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center in downtown Denver. On the left, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition deputy director Juston Cooper confers with Denver Elections Division senior public information officer Alton Dillard. (Daria Serena)

7.) On the last day of his misdemeanor sentence at the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center in downtown Denver, 26-year-old Brian M. registered to vote.

8.) Nearly 50 members of three Native American tribes in North Dakota claim in a class action that Andeavor Logistics is unfairly profiting from a crude oil pipeline operating through tribal trust lands that it refuses to remove

9.) The makers of Titleist golf balls, a brand name in place for 85 years, brought a federal complaint Friday against the makers of a parody brand that holds itself out as the “sluttiest ball in golf.”

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