Nightly Brief

Your Monday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including Justice Stephen Breyer taking a stand for workers as the Supreme Court kicked off its October term with a focus on employment arbitration agreements; meanwhile the high court prepared for what Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg referred to as the “most important” that will come before the court this term, the partisan gerrymandering challenge Tuesday it will hear Tuesday; the D.C. Circuit slamming regulators for attempting to withdraw 23,000 acres from a wild horse sanctuary after 26 years of protection they now attribute to a mapping mishap; a team of researchers says the likelihood that life on earth came from outer space has been mathematically proven, and more.

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A wounded person is walked in on a wheelbarrow on Oct. 1, 2017, as Las Vegas police respond during an active-shooter situation. Multiple victims were being transported to hospitals after a shooting late Sunday at a music festival. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

1.) In National news  a gunman perched high on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas Strip casino unleashed a shower of bullets down on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 58 people and wounding more than 500 as tens of thousands of frantic concert-goers screamed and ran for their lives.

People stand in line to go into the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, for the first day of the new term. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

2.) Justice Stephen Breyer took a stand for workers Monday as the Supreme Court kicked off its October term with a focus on employment arbitration agreements.

3.) In a case Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg referred to as the “most important” that will come before the court this term, the Supreme Court will hear a partisan gerrymandering challenge Tuesday that could change the drawing of U.S. political districts.

4.) The D.C. Circuit slammed regulators Friday for attempting to withdraw 23,000 acres from a wild horse sanctuary after 26 years of protection they now attribute to a mapping mishap.

Ahmad Khan Rahami is taken into custody after a shootout with police Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Linden, N.J.(Nicolaus Czarnecki/Boston Herald via AP) /The Boston Herald via AP)

5.) In Regional news the man accused of placing a series of bombs around New York City and New Jersey last year was ejected from opening statements at his trial Monday morning for making an unintelligible outburst.

In this Sept. 19, 2017 photo, homeless people stand among their items along 17th Street in San Diego.(Gregory Bull/Associated Press)
6.) A San Diego man was sentenced on illegal lodging charges Friday for camping on a downtown street in a city facing an internationally watched homelessness crisis.

8.) From the world of Science comes word that the likelihood that life on earth came from outer space – on the backs of asteroids falling to earth – has been mathematically proven by a team of researchers.

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