Nightly Brief

     The day’s top stories from Courthouse News in short takes with links.
     
     1.) Clinton Becomes First Female Major-Party Presidential Nominee
     Sen. Bernie Sanders’ home state of Vermont announced Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party’s nominee for president during a Tuesday night roll call at the Democratic National Convention.
     
     2.) Sanders Makes Surprise Visit to California Delegation
     Sen. Bernie Sanders made a surprise appearance before the California delegation, the largest single group of delegates at the Democratic National Convention, on Tuesday morning, where he urged delegates to get behind Hillary Clinton.
     
     3.) Alaska Supreme Court Tosses Abortion Law
     The Alaska Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional a state law requiring physicians to notify a parent, guardian or custodian when a minor seeks an abortion.
     
     4.) Judges, Not Juries, to Decide Juvie Lifers Fate
     The fate of juvenile offenders who commit heinous crimes is to be decided by judges, not juries, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled.
     
     5.) Catching Zika at Olympics Unlikely, Study Finds
     With less than two weeks to go before the 2016 Summer Olympics kick off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, new research provides evidence about the threat the Zika virus poses to fans and athletes.
     
     6.) L.A. County Tries to Stop Another Gas Disaster
     Los Angeles County on Monday asked the Superior Court to order Southern California Gas Co. to install subsurface safety valves on its wells to avoid a repeat of the massive gas leak at its Aliso Canyon facility.
     
     7.) Paramount Settles EU Pay-TV Antitrust Case
     Paramount Pictures agreed to drop restrictive licensing agreements with pay-TV broadcasters in Europe to get out of an antitrust investigation by the European Commission, the commission said Tuesday.
     
     8.) Feds Fight to Quell 9/11 Suspects’ ‘Propaganda’
     September 11 pretrial hearings at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base resumed Monday, one day after defense attorneys said for the first time that the trial judge secretly permitted destruction of a secret CIA “black site” prison.

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