Nightly Brief

Your Friday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including the Ninth Circuit refused to overturn a judge’s order that the Trump administration turn over all the records they considered in ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program; a panel of seven law professors at Georgetown University on Friday tried to unpack the details of America’s first major tax overhaul in more than 30 years; a San Diego judge advocating doing away with money bail statewide told the state Judicial Council California has lulled itself into a false sense of security regarding money bail; a new government study links air pollution and miscarriage, and more.

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The James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse in San Francisco, home of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. (Ernest McGray/Associated Press)

1.) In National news, the Ninth Circuit refused to overturn a judge’s order that the Trump administration turn over all the records they considered in ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that shields young immigrants from deportation.

Georgetown Law Professor Itai Grinberg.

2.) Unpacking details of America’s first major tax overhaul in more than 30 years, a panel of seven law professors at Georgetown University on Friday echoed some of the same divergent views heard on Capitol Hill.

Kayla Moore, wife of former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, speaks at a press conference, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

3.) Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said Friday she plans to vote for Republican Roy Moore for U.S. Senate despite accusations of sexual misconduct that are proving divisive for GOP women in the state.

Fires rages during the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

4.) Attorneys delivered closing arguments in the trial of the suspected ringleader of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, capping off one of the most high-profile terrorism cases tried in a U.S. courtroom.

San Diego Superior Judge Lisa Rodriguez.
5.) In Regional news, California has lulled itself into a false sense of security regarding money bail, a San Diego judge who worked on a report that recommends largely doing away with money bail statewide told the state Judicial Council on Thursday.
Katy Perry performing during The Prismatic World Tour in July 2014.
6.) Two elderly nuns at the heart of a 10-day trial involving the sale of their former convent, the Los Angeles archdiocese, pop star Katy Perry and a local restauranteur watched from the gallery Thursday as attorneys gave closing arguments in the dispute.
7.) In Science news, a new government study links air pollution and miscarriage, saying exposure to smog is particularly risky in the early stages of pregnancy.
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