Nightly Brief

Your Wednesday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including the White House confirming that President Donald Trump’s decision on whether to rescind federal protections for immigrant children brought into the country illegally will be announced Tuesday; the California State Bar’s committee of bar examiners voted to recommend that the state Supreme Court keep the bar exam minimum passing score at 144; in his latest Dispatch from the Road, Courthouse News Service’s Western bureau chief, Chris Marshall, waxes eloquently about loving a place to death, and more.

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1.) In National news after an afternoon of mixed messages, the White House confirmed Friday that President Donald Trump’s decision on whether to rescind federal protections for immigrant children brought into the country illegally will be announced Tuesday.

2.) U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a law enforcement conference in south Alabama on Friday that “violent crime is back with a vengeance.

3.) Representing hundreds of Navy sailors exposed to radiation in Fukushima, former Sen. John Edwards told a federal judge Thursday about the human toll of delaying trial.

4.) Yahoo is on the hook for a slate of claims relating to a series of massive data breaches, including the largest one in history that took place in 2016.

5.) In Regional news the California State Bar’s committee of bar examiners voted Thursday to recommend that the state Supreme Court keep the bar exam minimum passing score at 144.

6.) In the wake of an audit scandal involving the University of California president’s office, the California Senate on Thursday unanimously passed two bills that sharply curtail the office’s power over its own budget.
The Dead Sea Scrolls were found in this cave in Qumran in the West Bank. (Courthouse News via Effi Schweizer, Wikipedia)

7.) A lawyer whose passion for the Dead Sea Scrolls begat online harassment won the reversal Thursday of most of his criminal convictions.

Photo by Chris Marshall/CNS
8.) In his latest Dispatch from the Road, Courthouse News Service’s Western bureau chief, Chris Marshall, waxes eloquently about loving a place to death and offers up all the reasons why no one should ever visit wild, stunning Montana.
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