Nightly Brief

Your Monday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including President Donald Trump’s bid to install the next head of a national consumer watchdog prompting a federal complaint from the last director’s chosen successor; Judge Harry Pregerson, senior circuit judge with the Ninth Circuit, died at home over the weekend. He was 94; as the tax reform debate rolls on in the halls of Congress, Virginians worry about the fate of the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program; fear of other groups is a strong predictor of support for British voters’ decision to leave the European Union, regardless of gender, age or education level, according to new research, and more.

Sign up for CNS Nightly Brief, a roundup of the day’s top stories delivered directly to your email Monday through Friday.

Mike Litt, left, Kaitlyn Vitez, and Ruth Susswein, gather with other members of consumer advocate groups to protest outside of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, during a news conference with consumer groups that oppose Mick Mulvaney being named acting director for the bureau. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

1.) In National news President Donald Trump’s bid to install the next head of a national consumer watchdog prompted a federal complaint from the last director’s chosen successor.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thomas (Charles Dharapak, Associated Press)

2.) Calling it absurd that judges have supported a decision by the U.S. government to take New York land into trust for Native Americans, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said Monday his colleagues turned down a worthwhile case.

U.S. Circuit Judge Harry Pregerson via YouTube.

3.) Judge Harry Pregerson, senior circuit judge with the Ninth Circuit, died at home over the weekend. He was 94.

Courtesy the Expedia.com media library.

4.) A group of Illinois cities lost their appeal to force Expedia and other online travel agencies to remit taxes on the full price paid by a customer for a hotel room.

5.) In Regional news Oregon’s fish managers, scrambling to gain approval to kill dozens of California sea lions feasting on threatened winter steelhead trout, got a bump this week from a study blaming the creatures for taking food from orcas. But some say the effort is a misguided attempt to scapegoat natural predators for the human-caused decline of their prey.

Southern Stove Works Lofts, one of the many residential developments in Richmond funded by historic tax credits. Photo via Brad Kutner

6.) As the tax reform debate rolls on in the halls of Congress, Virginians worry about the fate of the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program, which has led to the rehabilitation of hundreds of old buildings across the state. The House tax plan axes the program; the Senate plan keeps it. But no one knows what reconciliation will bring.

7.) In International news, fear of other groups is a strong predictor of support for British voters’ decision to leave the European Union, regardless of gender, age or education level, according to new research.

%d bloggers like this: