Nightly Brief

Your Friday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including the unidentified owners of a property in Washington state putting former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort close to satisfying the terms of his $10 million bail package; a federal judge says he expects to receive unredacted affidavits that the government used to obtain search-and-seizure warrants against Manafort by Monday; police arrest a student suspected of fatally shooting 10 people at a high school near Houston early Friday morning; Attorney General Jeff Sessions orders immigration courts to stop using an administrative tool to close cases despite the immigration system’s massive backlog; Catholic Social Services sues Philadelphia in federal court, claiming the City Council unconstitutionally stopped placing children in its foster homes; a federal judge in Louisiana orders David Duke to produce his communications with the organizers of last year’s deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and more.

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National

People embrace outside the Alamo Gym where students and parents wait to reunite following a shooting at Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. ( Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)

1.) Police have arrested a student suspected of fatally shooting 10 people at a high school near Houston early Friday morning and the school district said possible explosives have been found on and off campus.

Paul Manafort walks into the Alexandria Federal Courthouse on Friday, May 4, 2018, in Alexandria, Va., with his wife Kathleen Manafort, left, and Kevin Downing, attorney for Manafort. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

2.) Nearly seven months after Paul Manafort’s criminal indictment, the unidentified owners of a property in Washington state have put the former Trump campaign manager close to satisfying the terms of his $10 million bail package.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about Russian meddling in the election at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

3.) Unredacted affidavits that the government used to obtain search-and-seizure warrants against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort are due Monday, a federal judge ruled.

In this Dec. 15, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump sits with Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony in Quantico, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

4.) Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered immigration courts to stop using an administrative tool to close cases despite the immigration system’s massive backlog.

Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks during a news conference in New York in March 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

5.)  A lawyer who purports to represent the interests of unnamed women “sexually victimized” by former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman took aim Thursday at lawyer Michael Avenatti to bolster his motion for a protective order.

People stand outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., June 14, 2016. (Associated Press)

6.) Attorneys for three private citizens faced an uphill battle Thursday trying to convince a federal judge to consider their lawsuit against unofficial Trump adviser Roger Stone and the Trump campaign over their alleged involvement in the Russian conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 election.

7.) Apple will remain on the hook for a class action lawsuit claiming its Powerbeats headphones stop working when they come into contact with sweat or water, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

Regional

The Philadelphia skyline in 2015. (Photo via Wikipedia Common)

8.) Catholic Social Services has sued Philadelphia in federal court, claiming the City Council unconstitutionally stopped placing children in its foster homes because of the church’s opposition to gay marriage, “prioritiz(ing) political grandstanding over the needs of children.”

The offices of Cambridge Analytica in central London, after it was announced that Britain’s information commissioner Elizabeth Denham is pursuing a warrant to search Cambridge Analytica’s computer servers, Tuesday March 20, 2018. (Kirsty O’Connor/PA via AP)

9.) Cambridge Analytica, the data-mining firm embroiled in a Facebook privacy fiasco, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Thursday.

The June 19, 2010, photo shows people walking inside the new building at the Campbell Soup Co. headquarters, in Camden, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

10.) The CEO of Campbell Soup announced her retirement Friday as the company announced that it will undertake a strategic review to address poor sales in a climate that is increasingly hostile to processed foods and imported steel.

People fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via AP)
11.) Overruling the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard’s objections, a federal judge in Louisiana ordered David Duke to produce his communications with the organizers of last year’s deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

International

Rescue and search workers on the site where a Cuban airliner with more than 100 passengers on board plummeted into a yuca field just after takeoff from the international airport in Havana, Cuba, Friday, May 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

12.) A Boeing 737 operated by the state-owned Cubana airline crashed on takeoff from Jose Marti International Airport in Havana on Friday with 104 people on board.

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