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     1.) Lawyers for Kane Say AG Can’t Be Blamed for Leaks from Her Office
     After opting not to call any witnesses in the perjury trial of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, the defense team spent nearly two hours pushing jurors for an acquittal Monday morning.
     2.) En Banc Court Holds County Liable for Savage Jail Attack
     West Hollywood jail officers must pay up after a brutal night in the drunk tank left one man permanently brain damaged, the en banc Ninth Circuit ruled Monday.
     3.) Trump Calls for ‘Extreme Vetting’ of Immigrants
     Donald Trump on Monday delivered his most extended foreign policy speech to date, vowing to “extinguish” the “ideology of death” espoused by Islamic State and other terrorists, and to impose a new ideological test for immigrants wishing to enter the United States.
     4.) Cosby Can’t Put Lid Back on Quaalude Admission
     The Third Circuit refused Monday to let Bill Cosby reseal a damning deposition in which the comedian admitted to buying quaaludes to give to women before having sex with them.
     5.) Small Store Loses Fight Over Clorox Bulk Deals
     Clorox’s decision to sell large packages of its products exclusively to Costco and Sam’s Club does not violate antitrust law, the Seventh Circuit ruled.
     6.) Bank of America to Defend Racketeering Claims
     Homeowners can sue Bank of America for claims it feigned compliance with a mortgage assistance plan that was a condition of the bank’s $45 billion bailout in 2008, the 10th Circuit ruled Monday.
     7.) Calif. State Bar Funding in Trouble; Reform Stalls
     The California State Bar is in danger of losing its funding this year, after contentious talks between the heads of the Legislature’s two judiciary committees and Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye over how to reform the agency broke down Thursday.
     8.) Zika Virus Continues to Spread in Miami Area
     Two new cases of locally acquired Zika infections were reported in Miami-Dade County, the Florida Department of Health confirmed Monday.

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