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     1.) Justices Halt Transgender Bathroom Ruling
     The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed a Fourth Circuit ruling requiring a Virginia school board to allow a transgender student to use the boys’ bathroom.
     
     2.) Trump Makes Up Major Ground in Fundraising Race
     Donald Trump’s rough week just got a whole lot easier to bear: according to his campaign, it raised more than $80 million in July for his presidential bid and currently has $37 on hand.
     
     3.) GOP Planning Intervention for Loose Cannon Trump
     The national GOP is reportedly planning an intervention of sorts to try to rein in Donald Trump, its loose cannon presidential candidate who once again embroiled himself in controversy Tuesday, this time by refusing to endorse three of the party’s leading lights. Trump responded to the reports in Daytona Beach, Florida, saying his campaign is going fine and that it raised $80 million in July.
     
     
     4.) FBI Bugs Recording Judges & Lawyers Were Unconstitutional
     Recordings from FBI bugs planted outside a county courthouse without a warrant cannot be used as evidence in a criminal bid-rigging case, a federal judge ruled.
     
     5.) Media Bid for Trump’s Depositions Denied
     After a media scramble to get a hold of Donald Trump’s deposition videos taken for the class action lawsuit against the now-defunct Trump University, a federal judge on Tuesday declined to release hours of tapes to the handful of national media outlets that requested public access to them
     
     6.) Ex-L.A. Sheriff to Be Tried in Corruption Case
     Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca on Monday withdrew a guilty plea of lying to federal investigators, a decision that means he will face a trial and potential obstruction of justice charges
     
     7.) Delaware High Court Overturns Death Penalty
     Delaware’s top judges ruled Tuesday that the state’s death-penalty statute is unconstitutional because a unanimous jury verdict is not required to sentence a defendant to death.
     
     8.) Feds Reduce Possible Fines Against PG&E by $556M
     Pacific Gas and Electric no longer faces a $562 million fine for allegedly violating pipeline safety laws and obstructing an investigation into the fatal 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion.

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