Top CNS stories for today including Trump wants all election fodder kept out of Trump University trial; Christie aide in Bridge-plot trial recalls violent acts by governor; Circuit divided sharply on affirming Gitmo conviction, and more.
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1.) Trump Wants All Election Fodder Kept Out of Trump U Trial
Donald Trump's attorneys filed a slew of documents Thursday seeking to block statements made by and about the Republican presidential nominee during the election season —including sexual assault allegations against him — from coming up during the first Trump University trial next month.
2.) Christie Aide in Bridge-Plot Trial Recalls Violent Acts by Governor
Painting a monstrous picture of Gov. Chris Christie for jurors Friday, the former political aide indicted over New Jersey's bridge scandal said the governor was abusive and physically violent to work for — and that he signed off on the lane closures at the heart of this federal trial.
3.) 9th Circuit Hears Cross-Border Shooting Case
Attorneys for a Border Patrol agent who shot and killed a Mexican teenager through a border fence told a Ninth Circuit panel Friday that the boy's family does not have enough ties to the United States to sue on Fourth Amendment violations.
4.) Circuit Divided Sharply on Affirming Gitmo Conviction
Deeply fracturing the judges of its en banc court, the D.C. Circuit upheld the conspiracy conviction of Osama bin Laden's assistant by the military commission at Guantanamo Bay.
5.) 9th Circuit Gives Woman Another Shot at Insurer
The Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded dismissal of a class action from a woman who said it took Prudential Insurance 32 years to pay death benefits for her late son, and underpaid her when it did.
6.) Judge Boots Yahoo Shareholders Out of Court
A federal judge Wednesday tossed shareholder derivative and direct claims by a union pension fund accusing Yahoo's CEO and its board of operating the company illegally by failing to register it as an investment company.
7.) Hold on Transgender Bathrooms Appealed
The Department of Justice on Thursday appealed a nationwide injunction a federal judge issued this week against the Obama administration's directive that public schools let transgender students use the bathrooms of their choice
8.) Zika Found to Modify Genes of Human Cells
Researchers have discovered how the Zika virus spreads in human cells and bypasses the body's defenses.
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