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Your Monday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including a judge disclosing that federal prosecutors now have more than 1.3 million of embattled attorney Michael Cohen’s files; Special counsel Robert Mueller and defense attorneys for Michael Flynn offer something of an ipse dixit justification for their repeated requests to delay sentencing of the onetime national-security adviser to President Donald Trump; the Federal Emergency Management Agency said it will follow court orders to continue post-hurricane housing for homeless Puerto Ricans through the U.S. Independence Day holiday; in a case that raised serious questions about free speech on the internet, a deeply divided California Supreme Court rules judges can’t order Yelp to remove 1-star reviews since it’s not the “publisher or speaker” of the content; scientists offer promising Monday in the use of aspirin to prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease, and more.

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National

Michael Cohen walks down the sidewalk in New York on April 11, 2018. Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer who is under investigation by federal prosecutors in New York, told his Twitter followers on July 1 that he sat down for an interview with ABC News and his “silence is broken.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

1.) Hours after President Donald Trump’s embattled attorney Michael Cohen suggested he would cooperate with the government, a judge disclosed Monday that federal prosecutors now have more than 1.3 million of Cohen’s files.

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House on Feb. 1, 2017.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

2.) Special counsel Robert Mueller and defense attorneys for Michael Flynn offered something of an ipse dixit justification Monday for their repeated requests to delay sentencing of the onetime national-security adviser to President Donald Trump.

West Hollywood Mayor John Duran, left, Stormy Daniels, center, and attorney Michael Avenatti attend a ceremony for Daniels receiving a City Proclamation and Key to the City on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

3.) The attorney for President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen upped the ante Monday on demands that porn star Stormy Daniels’ attorney should be barred from speaking to news media so Cohen gets a fair trial in pending cases.

Homes in the Cantera area are covered with FEMA tarps, where buildings from the Hato Rey area stand in the background in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)

4.) On the verge of forcing thousands of Puerto Ricans into homelessness, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said it will follow court orders to continue post-hurricane housing through the U.S. Independence Day.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

5.) The federal judge overseeing ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s Virginia trial has denied the government’s request to use a special jury selection questionnaire.

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6.) The Center for Biological Diversity sued the federal government on Monday for not designating critical habitat for four species of endangered mussels in violated of the Endangered Species Act.

Regional

7.) Stephanie Teatro recalls the April day when federal helicopters circled over a meatpacking plant in Grainger County, Tennessee and Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted its biggest workplace raid in years.

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8.) In a case that raised serious questions about free speech on the internet, a deeply divided California Supreme Court ruled Monday judges can’t order Yelp to remove 1-star reviews since it’s not the “publisher or speaker” of the content.

Criminal Justice Campaign Director Tarsha Jackson speaking about the bail lawsuit during a press conference outside the Harris County Criminal Justice Center in Houston on May 4, 2017. (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)

9.) Assembly-line, lock-them-up criminal justice is a thing of the past in Texas’ biggest county, thanks to a federal judge who has mandated the prompt release, starting July 30, of some poor defendants charged with petty crimes with no payment of bail.

10.) Virginia’s attorney general on Friday appealed a Fourth Circuit ruling allowing for the resentencing of Lee Boyd Malvo, of one of two “DC Snipers,” who was 17 at the time of the murders.

Science

11.) Scientists offered promising results Monday in the use of aspirin to prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

International

Presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves to supporters as he gives his first victory speech from his campaign headquarters in Mexico City, Sunday, July 1, 2018. Lopez Obrador has claimed victory in Mexico’s presidential election, calling for reconciliation. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

12.) Furious at spiraling corruption and violence, Mexican voters unleashed a political earthquake Sunday by electing a leftist firebrand as president and giving him a broad mandate to overthrow the political establishment and govern for the poor.

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