Nightly Brief

Your Tuesday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including Attorney General Jeff Sessions offered the House Judiciary Committee little insight Tuesday about a meeting with the Trump campaign adviser who was in contact with Russian officials and lied to the FBI about it; Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday called for embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama to drop out of the special-election race; new research suggests artificially cooling the planet by mimicking the effects of volcanic eruptions may do more harm than good in combating climate change, and more.

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In National news, Attorney General Jeff Sessions offered the House Judiciary Committee little insight Tuesday about a meeting with George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign adviser who was in contact with Russian officials and lied to the FBI about it.

Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore waits to speak the Vestavia Hills Public library, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

2.) Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday called for U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama to drop out of the special-election race, calling reports that the former judge had inappropriate sexual contact with teenage girls when he was in his 30s “credible.”

3.) Having generated several hundred amendments already, the latest version of the Republican tax bill was not ready in time for Tuesday morning’s meeting of a Senate committee that will finalize it.

4.) In Science news, new research suggests artificially cooling the planet by mimicking the effects of volcanic eruptions may do more harm than good in combating climate change.


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In International news, an adviser to the EU’s highest court recommended paring down an Austrian man’s privacy claims against Facebook, saying he cannot represent other users.

6.) In Regional news, the Sixth Circuit breathed new life into an effort by blind Ohio voters to introduce an online voting tool to replace absentee paper ballots for the disabled.

To the right of Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Andrew McDonald, Justice Richard Palmer questions an attorney for gunmaker Remington Arms at Nov. 14, 2017, oral arguments on negligence claims over the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. (Pool photo by Cloe Poisson, Hartford Courant)

7.) Blaming the gunmakers for the massacre of 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School gunman, an attorney for some of the victims sketched out the marketing of the Bushmaster assault rifle for the Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday.

8.) The Florida Supreme Court struck down a part of the state’s medical malpractice law that allowed secret interviews between patients’ doctors and defense attorneys to be used in malpractice cases.

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