Nightly Brief

Top CNS stories for today including the White House and the GOP abruptly pulling their healthcare reform bill; a California judge telling state senators his court will support Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to move two vacant judicial slots from his court to another county, but will oppose the plan if it means losing money; the Second Circuit rules Jacoby & Meyers, the first law firm to advertise on television, does not have a First Amendment right to Wall Street funding, and more.

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1.) White House, GOP Abruptly Pull Healthcare Reform Bill

President Donald Trump asked House Speaker Paul Ryan not to hold Friday’s do-or-die vote on the Republican’s long-promised repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, conceding the GOP just didn’t have the votes. “We just pulled it,” Trump told The Washington Post in a telephone interview. Ryan said he was disappointed by the turn of events. “Doing big things is hard,” he said.

 2.) Take Our Judges Not Our Money, Judge Tells Calif. Senate

A California judge told state senators Thursday that his court will support Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to move two vacant judicial slots from his court to another county, but will oppose the plan fiercely if it means losing money.

 3.) Jacoby & Meyers Loses Appeal on Ethics Rules

Jacoby & Meyers, the first law firm to advertise on television, does not have a First Amendment right to Wall Street funding, the Second Circuit ruled Friday.

 4.) DNA Murder Case Charts New Ground in Canada

In a murder case involving uncharted territory in Canadian law, a British Columbia man convicted of killing his family in 1995 claims that prosecutors are denying his legal team access to evidence for DNA testing that may prove his innocence.

 5.) Fewer Claims Boost Trump U Settlement Payday

Former Trump University students stand to receive more money than the settlement that ended the years-long litigation originally guaranteed, a court document filed late Thursday revealed.

 6.) L.A. Warns Latinos Against Immigration Scams

Amid mounting fears in Latino communities of increased deportations, Los Angeles officials on Thursday warned Angelenos to be wary of sham immigration consultants and notaries offering legal advice.

 7.) ‘Border Wars’ Sinks Secrecy Over Interrogations

Noting the government agency’s appearance on the reality show “Border Wars,” a federal judge said Customs and Border Protection cannot justify keeping mum about its interrogation of accused child smugglers.

 8.) Jailed by ICE: Does Anyone Know Who This Man Is?

Jailed by immigration officials who want to deport him to Nigeria because they can’t verify his identity, an Army veteran asked a federal judge to order his release so he can run his Houston company and pay his 12 employees.

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