Updates to our Terms of Use

We are updating our Terms of Use. Please carefully review the updated Terms before proceeding to our website.

Saturday, May 25, 2024 | Back issues
Courthouse News Service Courthouse News Service

Nightly Brief

Top CNS stories for today including a former Trump campaign official pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy against the United States and one count of making a false a statement to the FBI agents; bowing to pressure from state officials, the Department of Interior significantly altered its bid to reorganize how it manages public lands and the national park system; Democratic gubernatorial candidates vying to replace Gov. Jerry Brown in November debated in San Diego on how to maintain the Golden State’s strict gun laws and reduce poverty; a new report says a group of serpent-like amphibians has developed tightly packed glands that enable them to burrow rapidly and hide from predators, and more.

Your Friday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including a former Trump campaign official pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy against the United States and one count of making a false a statement to the FBI agents; bowing to pressure from state officials, the Department of Interior significantly altered its bid to reorganize how it manages public lands and the national park system; Democratic gubernatorial candidates vying to replace Gov. Jerry Brown in November debated in San Diego on how to maintain the Golden State’s strict gun laws and reduce poverty; a new report says a group of serpent-like amphibians has developed tightly packed glands that enable them to burrow rapidly and hide from predators, and more.

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

National

1.) A former Trump campaign official indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller in connection to his probe of Russia meddling in the 2016 election pleaded guilty Friday to one count of conspiracy against the United States and one count of making a false a statement to the FBI agents.

2.) Bowing to pressure from state officials, the Department of Interior significantly altered its bid to reorganize how it manages public lands and the national park system.

3.) Florida Governor Rick Scott rolled out a plan to address school shootings on Friday, amid growing outrage over the Parkland school shooting and inaction by the Republican-led Florida Legislature.

4.) Protesters slammed draft offshore-oil and gas-lease plans by the Trump administration at a public meeting Wednesday in Alaska.

Regional

5.) Democratic gubernatorial candidates vying to replace Gov. Jerry Brown in November debated in San Diego Thursday night how to maintain the Golden State’s strict gun laws and reduce poverty.

6.) Houston-area police are on edge after the social media-fueled fallout from the Florida shootings led to the arrest of students who threatened campus violence, and one superintendent said  students who ditch class to protest gun laws will be punished.

7.) Five churches and a Christian radio station sued a Wisconsin city, claiming its recently passed nondiscrimination ordinance protecting transgender residents should not apply to them.

Science

8.) A group of serpent-like amphibians has developed tightly packed glands that enable them to burrow rapidly and hide from predators, according to a new report.

Research & Polls

9.) A week after 17 people were killed in a shooting at a Florida high school, a new poll finds that a large majority of Americans favor stricter gun-control laws.

International

10.) President Donald Trump unveiled new sanctions against North Korea Friday morning during an address before the Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington.

Categories / Uncategorized

Subscribe to Closing Arguments

Sign up for new weekly newsletter Closing Arguments to get the latest about ongoing trials, major litigation and hot cases and rulings in courthouses around the U.S. and the world.

Loading...