Nightly Brief

Your Friday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including as thousands of workers missed their first paycheck because of the government shutdown, a new federal class action from air traffic controllers details how a handful are struggling to make ends meet; The Supreme Court agreed to decide a case challenging a Wisconsin law that allows a police officer to draw blood from an unconscious driver if they suspect the motorist is drunk; A legal fight over whether a prized ancient Greek statue at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles should be returned to Italy will head to Europe’s highest court, and more.

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National

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

1.) As thousands of workers missed their first paycheck Friday because of the government shutdown, a new federal class action from air traffic controllers details how a handful are struggling to make ends meet.

2.) The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide a case challenging a Wisconsin law, mirrored in dozens of other states, that allows a police officer to draw blood from an unconscious driver if they suspect the motorist is drunk.

3.) Tribune Media’s local TV stations and cable entertainment network were broadcasting again on Charter Spectrum cable Friday after the two communications giants agreed on a distribution contract and restored service for millions of customers.

Regional

(Photo courtesy of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty)

4.) With new religious exemptions to the contraceptive mandate set to dawn on Monday, a lawyer for Pennsylvania urged the federal judge who put the new rule on hold in 2017 to issue a new injunction

(AP Photo/Hal Yeager)

5.) An Alabama judge ruled Friday that high school basketball star Maori Davenport can take the court tonight pending final judgment in her case against the Alabama High School Athletic Association, which stripped her eligibility because of a mistake admittedly made by USA Basketball.

(CNS Photo/David Lee)

6.) North Texas Republicans overwhelmingly voted against removing a Pakistani immigrant as Tarrant County vice chairman for his Muslim faith, ending an embarrassing removal effort that drew condemnation from fellow Republicans.

International

(AP Photo/Nick Ut)

7.) A legal fight over whether a prized ancient Greek statue at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles should be returned to Italy will head to Europe’s highest court, an attorney said Friday in Rome.

(ADF International via AP)

8.) The removal of four German children from their family home due to their parents’ law-breaking decision to home school them did not violate human rights laws, a European court found.

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