Nightly Brief

Top CNS stories for today including Hawaii becoming the first state to challenge President Donald Trump’s travel ban; an EU court limiting CEO’s “right to be forgotten”; the California Coastal Commission approves the $30 million renovation of the remaining cottages at historic Crystal Cove State Park; immigrant advocacy groups protest Georgia’s attempt to quash sanctuary campuses, and more.

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1.) Hawaii 1st State to Sue Over New Travel Ban

Hawaii is the first state to challenge President Donald Trump’s new travel ban, which suspends the U.S. refugee program and bars people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days. A federal judge will hear the case on March 15, just one day before it goes into effect.

 2.) Fishermen Rally Against First Marine Monument

Unhappy that a Connecticut-sized area off the coast of New England has become a commercial-fishing-free zone, lobstermen and other groups are asking a federal judge to find that President Barack Obama lacked the authority to designate the nation’s first marine monument.

 3.) EU Court Limits CEO’s ‘Right to Be Forgotten’

Europe’s recently revamped “right to be forgotten” has limits according to the European Court of Justice, which ruled Thursday that an Italian business group doesn’t owe a man damages for linking him to a bankrupt company in a public database.

4.) Calif. Beachfront Cottages Get $30 Million Upgrade

The California Coastal Commission on Wednesday approved a $30 million project to renovate the remaining 17 cottages at historic Crystal Cove State Park as affordable overnight cabins for visitors.

5.) Anti-Sanctuary Campus Bill Inspires Protest

Members of six immigrant advocacy groups gathered outside a downtown Atlanta church Thursday to raise their voices in opposition to the recent rash of  anti-immigration bills proposed in the Georgia state legislature.

 6.) Convicted Robbers Lose Appeal Over ‘Town’ Clips

The Second Circuit saw no reason Wednesday to disturb armed-robbery convictions that relied in part on a courtroom viewing of several scenes from Ben Affleck’s 2010 bank-heist film “The Town.”

 7.)  Wyo. Judge Keeps Job After Gay Marriage Flap

A Wyoming judge who said she wouldn’t perform same-sex marriages because of her religious beliefs has been ordered to either perform all marriage ceremonies when asked, regardless of sexual orientation, or not do any at all.

 8.) Damning Testimony in Corruption Trial

The prosecution’s star witness testified Wednesday how indicted Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price would nudge companies who wanted his support on lucrative county contracts to hire political consultant and co-defendant Kathy Nealy, who allegedly passed on bribes to Price.

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