Nightly Brief

Your Wednesday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach facing increasing heat in the week since he sent letters to all 50 states asking for extensive information of registered voters;in a six-year First Amendment battle, Courthouse News has filed its appellate brief defending Federal Judge James Otero’s decision that the court clerk in Ventura must let the press see new actions before they are processed; slapping Heineken with a $30 million fine for antitrust violations committed by one of the Dutch beer giant’s subsidiaries, a Greek court upheld a judgment Wednesday for an independent brewer, and more.

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, right, meets with then President-elect Donald Trump at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

1.) In National news Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach faces increasing heat in the week since he sent letters to all 50 states asking for extensive information of registered voters, in the form of a lawsuit fighting his request and claims by a lawyers’ group that he violated a federal campaigning law.

2.) In a six-year First Amendment battle, Courthouse News has filed its appellate brief defending Federal Judge James Otero’s decision that the court clerk in Ventura must let the press see new actions before they are processed.

President Donald Trump stops briefly in front of reporters as he and first lady Melania Trump walk to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

3.) President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested that the United States may try to put more economic pressure on China to rein in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

4.) In Regional news the Iowa Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that the state’s former workers’ compensation commissioner has a right to sue current and former government officials over claims they discriminated against him because he is gay.

In this Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, an Uber driverless car waits in traffic during a test drive in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

5.) In Science news new research asks, is a self-driving vehicle capable of making moral decisions? If it is, which moral values should it use to make such choices?

6.) On the International front, a pilot whose job Lufthansa terminated when he turned 65 failed Wednesday to sway the European Court of Justice that the airline discriminated against him. 

7.) In a blow to Uber’s expansion abroad, an adviser to the EU’s highest court said France did not need to notify the European Commission about its new law criminalizing ride-share services.
8.) Slapping Heineken with a $30 million fine for antitrust violations committed by one of the Dutch beer giant’s subsidiaries, a Greek court upheld a judgment Wednesday for an independent brewer.
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