Nightly Brief

Your Tuesday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including the Russian lawyer whose 2016 meeting at Trump Tower has come under scrutiny by the special counsel’s office was indicted in a separate case tied to money laundering; An attorney for Paul Manafort inadvertently disclosed that the convicted ex-lobbyist is suspected of having shared polling data on the 2016 election with an accused Russian spy; The Fourth Circuit found that politicians violate the First Amendment when they ban constituents from official social media pages, and more.

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1.) Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer whose 2016 meeting at Trump Tower has come under scrutiny by the special counsel’s office, was indicted Tuesday in a separate case tied to money laundering.

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2.) Failing to properly redact his public court filing, an attorney for Paul Manafort inadvertently disclosed Tuesday that the convicted ex-lobbyist is suspected of having shared polling data on the 2016 election with an accused Russian spy.

3.) An attorney for a Native American tribe took aim at century-old Supreme Court precedent Tuesday, telling the justices they should not allow it to invalidate the Crow Tribe of Indians’ right to hunt in a national forest in Wyoming.

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4.) The push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census will shrink an already undercounted group of immigrants in the decennial survey and weaken the political power of areas with a high concentration of non-citizens, a survey expert testified in federal court.

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5.) The Labor Department said Tuesday that U.S. job openings fell slightly in November, but the amount of available positions still exceeds the number of unemployed Americans.  

Regional

6.) A federal judge sidelined a class action challenging excessive docking fees levied against commercial boat owners in San Francisco on Tuesday.

7.) Ruling against an elected official in Virginia, the Fourth Circuit found that politicians violate the First Amendment when they ban constituents from official social media pages.

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8.) The Minnesota Court of Appeals reversed the nuisance conviction of a protester who helped block an interstate as part of a mass demonstration after the officer-involved shooting death of Philando Castile in 2016.

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