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Top CNS stories for today including government attorneys defended new restrictions on transgender military service in the D.C. Circuit; Federal prosecutors joined with lawyers for accused Russian spy Maria Butina to set a hearing for later this week where Butina can change her plea; Great Britain was gripped by uncertainty, political drama and chaos as Prime Minister Theresa May postponed a Parliament vote on whether to accept or reject her plan to leave the European Union, and more.

Your Monday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including government attorneys defended new restrictions on transgender military service in the D.C. Circuit; Federal prosecutors joined with lawyers for accused Russian spy Maria Butina to set a hearing for later this week where Butina can change her plea; Great Britain was gripped by uncertainty, political drama and chaos as Prime Minister Theresa May postponed a Parliament vote on whether to accept or reject her plan to leave the European Union, and more.

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National

1.) Defending new restrictions on transgender military service, attorneys for the government told the D.C. Circuit on Monday that there is nothing discriminatory about recognizing that gender dysphoria has been linked to depression and other disorders.

Maria Butina walks with Alexander Torshin on Sept. 7, 2012, while Torshin was a member of the Russian upper house of parliament in Moscow, Russia. When gun activist Maria Butina arrived in Washington in 2014 to network with the NRA, she was peddling a Russian gun-rights movement that was already dead. Fellow gun enthusiasts and arms industry officials describe the strange trajectory of her Russian gun-lobby project, which U.S. prosecutors say was a cover for a Russian influence campaign. Accused of working as a foreign agent, Butina faces a hearing on Sept. 10 in Washington. (AP Photo/Pavel Ptitsin)

2.) Federal prosecutors joined with lawyers for accused Russian spy Maria Butina on Monday to set a hearing for later this week where Butina can change her plea.

Jerome Corsi, who wrote "The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality," follows an immigration officer holding his passport on Oct. 7, 2008, during a trip to Nairobi, Kenya. Picked up at his hotel in Nairobi that morning, Corsi was briefly detained before being brought to the airport for deportation, said Joseph Mumira, head of criminal investigations at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. (AP Photo)

3.) Conspiracy theorist and author Jerome Corsi accused Special Counsel Robert Mueller in a federal complaint Sunday of having put out a “fake narrative” about Corsi to pressure him into testifying against President Donald Trump.

4.) Holding that the burglary of trailer homes qualifies as a violent felony, the Supreme Court sided Monday with prosecutors who sought to impose sentencing enhancements in a pair of gun cases.

Pro-abortion protesters hold signs as anti-abortion activists rally in front of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains in Denver on Feb. 11, 2017. On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, two major organizations that promote birth control, including Planned Parenthood, filed lawsuits in federal court seeking to block the Trump administration from shifting national family planning policy in a conservative direction that would stress abstinence and potentially limit counseling for adolescents. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

5.) Slamming inaction by their colleagues, three conservative justices dissented Monday from the Supreme Court’s decision not to rule on whether patients can sue over a state pulling Medicaid funding from a specific provider like Planned Parenthood. 

Regional

6.) A class action challenging Galveston County’s bail system as rigged to keep poor arrestees in jail has the same legitimate due process claims as litigation that transformed pretrial detention in Houston, a federal magistrate ruled Monday.  

7.) Federal prosecutors charged an Ohio man with planning a mass shooting in a Jewish synagogue in Toledo, and also said Monday that a woman faces charges for buying explosives for another suspected terror plot.

International

Demonstrators hold placards and flags at the "Brexit Betrayal Rally", a pro-Brexit rally, on Whitehall in London, Sunday Dec. 9, 2018. With a crucial parliamentary vote on Brexit looming, British Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers Sunday that they could take Britain into "uncharted waters" and trigger a general election if they reject the divorce deal she struck with the European Union. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

8.) Great Britain was gripped by uncertainty, political drama and chaos Monday as Tory Prime Minister Theresa May postponed a Parliament vote on whether to accept or reject her plan to leave the European Union.

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