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     1.) Trump Seeks to Refocus Campaign with Talk of Economics in Detroit

     After a brutally bad week that saw him plummet in the polls, Donald Trump on Monday sought to regain his footing with a speech in Detroit focused squarely on the economy.
     2.) 2nd. Cir. Sides With Chevron in Rainforest Case
     The Second Circuit ruled Monday that Ecuadoreans cannot collect a $9 billion judgment against Chevron for rainforest damage, finding that the judgment was the result of bribery and fraud.
     3.) Judge Says Sheriff Arpaio’s Deposition Is Fair Game
     Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio cannot stop U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake’s son from disseminating copies of Arpaio’s deposition in Austin Flake’s malicious prosecution case, a federal judge ruled.
     4.) Green Party Convention Blasts
a Choice Between ‘Lesser Evils’

     Saying American voters have lost their taste for “lesser-evil politicians” in this strange political year, Dr. Jill Stein accepted the Green Party’s nomination for president at their national convention Saturday.
     5.) No Quick Ruling in North Carolina LGBT Suit
     A federal judge seems inclined to let a legal challenge continue over North Carolina’s law allowing magistrates to refuse to marry same-sex couples, but only if those suing can prove they have the right to file the legal action.
     6.) Search Deficiencies Mean Suppression of Child Porn
     Images of child pornography obtained by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children through a warrantless search of a man’s email attachments must be suppressed, the 10th Circuit ruled.
     7.) CIA Needn’t Release More Records on Stasi Chief
     A German filmmaker’s efforts to extract records from the CIA on notorious East German Stasi head Erich Mielke came to a close Friday after a federal judge sided with the agency.
     8.) Feds Ask Judge to Allow Bergdahl Subpoena
     The Justice Department filed a memo opposing a filmmaker’s assertion of reporter’s privilege over his uncut interviews with Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for the podcast “Serial.

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