Nightly Brief

Your Friday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including the Trump administration asking the Supreme Court to reinstate its ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries; the Second Circuit finding customers have plausibly alleged Whole Foods gouges them at the register; Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday ridiculed the U.S. focus on his ambassador’s contacts with members of the Trump presidential campaign in 2016, saying his envoy was only doing his job, and more.

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1.) In National news the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Thursday night to reinstate its ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, arguing the Fourth Circuit’s ruling against the policy contained several mistakes.

The Internet Messenger by Buky Schwartz, located in Holon, Israel.

2.) The Federal Communications Commission issued a new proposal Thursday that begins the process of shifting internet regulation responsibility to the Federal Trade Commission – pushing open internet access closer to the chopping block.

3.) A federal judge will allow former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to provide the Turkish tycoon accused of busting Iran sanctions with help, both legal and quasi-diplomatic.

4.) In Environmental news, hatchery-reared salmon – bred with taxpayer funds – are being reintroduced in California’s Central Valley in hopes of rebooting ancient populations that disappeared in the 1940s.

Kauai's Newell's Shearwater population is in trouble, according to the results of a new study. (A. Raine)

5.) Two endangered seabird species on Hawaii’s Kauai have lost more than 75 percent of their respective populations in the past two decades.

6.) In Regional news, the Second Circuit found Friday that customers have plausibly alleged Whole Foods gouges them at the register by routinely exaggerating the weight of prepackaged foods.

7.) The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday threatened to sue the San Diego-area city of Vista unless it removes restrictions on the weekly protests at U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa’s office which the group says are unconstitutional.

Russian President Vladimir Putin answers a question at the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

8.) In International news Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday ridiculed the U.S. focus on his ambassador’s contacts with members of the Trump presidential campaign in 2016, saying his envoy was only doing his job.

 

 

 

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