Nightly Brief


The day’s top stories from Courthouse News in short takes with links.

1.) Clinton Picks Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia As Running Mate

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has chosen Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to be her running mate, ending weeks of speculation just days before the start of the party’s national convention in Philadelphia.

2.) Several People Reported Dead, Injured in Munich Mall Rampage

A manhunt was underway Friday for a shooter or shooters who opened fire at a shopping mall in Munich, Germany killing and wounding several people, Munich police said, describing the incident as “suspected terrorism.” There are also reports a second shooting has occured at a city subway station.

3.) California Democrats Use Trump in Key Races

Betting that antipathy toward Donald Trump will undermine other GOP office-seekers, California’s Democratic Party has launched a website attacking several Republican congressional candidates for their party’s presidential nominee.

4.) Shark Bite Case Stays Above Water

A federal judge refused to dismiss a case from a diver who claims a drunken dive instructor feeding sharks led a mako shark directly to her, and it bit her.

5.) West Hollywood Bar Liable for Sex Assault

A West Hollywood bar must pay $5.4 million to the victim of a sexual assault that occurred in a unisex bathroom stall.

6.) Court Shields Release of Feds’ Prosecution Manual

Criminal defense lawyers cannot crack open the Justice Department’s how-to manual on navigating criminal prosecution discovery, the D.C. Circuit ruled.

7.) Dismissal Showdown Looms in Trump U. Case

The San Diego federal judge who has been publicly chastised by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hear arguments Friday for and against dismissing one of the class action cases against the now-defunct Trump University

8.) Pentagon Revises Manual to Clarify Protections of Journos

     The Pentagon has revised its Law of War guidelines to remove wording that could permit U.S. military commanders to treat war correspondents as “unprivileged belligerents” if they think the journalists are sympathizing or cooperating with enemy forces.

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