Nightly Brief

Top CNS stories for today including with his inauguration imminent, Trump files ‘modest’ request to delay fraud trial; a federal judge shreds censorship claims of hate groups; scientists find global warming increases sensitivity to greenhouse gases, and more.

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1.) Inauguration Imminent, Trump Files ‘Modest’ Request to Delay Fraud Trial

Citing the need to prepare for becoming president, Donald Trump filed a formal request with a federal judge Saturday that asks to delay the first Trump University trial.

2.) Court Shreds Censorship Claims of Hate Groups

A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit from anti-Muslim groups that tried to blame the U.S. attorney general for the online censorship of their social-media posts.

3.) Global Warming Increases Sensitivity to Greenhouse Gases

A warmer climate increases the planet’s sensitivity to changes in carbon dioxide levels, a factor that will likely come into play as average global temperatures continue to surge.

4.) Sheriff Has to Answer for Hugs and Kisses

The Ninth Circuit refused to grant Yolo County and its sheriff summary judgment against a jailer who claims the sheriff hugged and/or kissed her more than 100 times in 12 years.

5.)  Sixth Circuit Finds No Right to Affordable Water

Detroit can continue to shut off water service to residents unable to pay their water bills after the Sixth Circuit ruled Monday there is no fundamental right to affordable water service.

6.)  Trump Faces Backlash After Naming Breitbart’s Bannon Top Aide

President-elect Donald Trump on Monday morning faced a growing backlash over his naming campaign chairman and former Breitbart News publisher Stephen Bannon his chief White House strategist.

7.) Georgia Father Guilty In Son’s Death in Hot SUV

Justin Ross Harris, the Georgia father accused of leaving his toddler in a hot car to die in 2014, was found guilty on all eight charges he faced on Monday, including felony murder, and second degree cruelty to children.

8.) IMDb Calls California Age Law Unconstitutional

Movie industry website IMDb sued California on Thursday, claiming state lawmakers bowed to special interests to pass an unconstitutional law requiring it to remove the ages and birthdates of actors from its website.

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