Nightly Brief

Your Wednesday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including President Donald Trump “got up and walked out” of a Wednesday meeting over the government shutdown after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats would not approve money for a wall along the southern border; Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is set to step down next month; New Jersey’s high court rejected a challenge against how the NFL apportioned tickets to the 2014 Super Bowl, and more.

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1.) President Donald Trump “got up and walked out” of a Wednesday meeting over the government shutdown, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats would not approve money for a wall along the southern border.

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2.) Considered a longtime thorn in the president’s side for having appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel, Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is set to step down next month.

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3.) An attorney for California’s tax agency on Wednesday told the Supreme Court justices a 1979 decision that allows a state to be sued in another state’s court without its consent has upended the relationship between the states that is central to the “genius” of the Constitution.

4.) New Jersey’s high court rejected a challenge against how the NFL apportioned tickets to the 2014 Super Bowl, making fans compete for just 1 percent of tickets in a public lottery.

Regional

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5.) Less than two months after firefighters extinguished a deadly California wildfire deemed the world’s costliest natural disaster in 2018, President Trump said Wednesday that he’s nixing emergency aid to thousands left homeless by the fire. 

6.) Iowa’s so-called “ag-gag” law that makes it a crime for undercover journalists or animal-rights activists to investigate and report on animal abuse in livestock facilities is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

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7.) Hauling the teachers’ union to court ahead of a strike on Thursday, the Los Angeles Unified School District says the planned work stoppage would constitute a breach of contract.

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8.) Newly inaugurated Republican Governor Ron DeSantis appointed his first justice to the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday, one of three picks that will shift the ideological balance of the court to the right.

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