Your Tuesday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News
Top CNS stories for today including the Supreme Court said the Trump administration can enforce its military-service restrictions on transgender troops pending appeal; The end of a week-long teacher strike in Los Angeles may be near as union members will vote on a proposed contract; The French government opened a web portal where citizens can offer solutions on how to improve France and air their long lists of grievances, and more.
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1.) Putting two nationwide injunctions on hold, the Supreme Court said Tuesday that the Trump administration can enforce its military-service restrictions on transgender troops pending appeal.
2.) Amending his claims against Special Counsel Robert Mueller, conservative author Jerome Corsi told a federal judge he is the target of a conspiracy involving Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and a reporter for the Washington Post.
3.) Short of the drug kingpin himself, there are not many people who could testify about running with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman through the tunnels he’s famously accused of using both to move drugs and escape authorities. But over three days on a New York witness stand, 29-year-old Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez did just that.
4.) The end of a week-long teacher strike in Los Angeles may be near, as nearly 30,000 union members and educators are set to vote on a proposed contract Tuesday.
5.) Newly inaugurated Republican Governor Ron DeSantis appointed his third justice to the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday, the last of his three picks for the seven-member panel that solidify the court’s shift to the right.
6.) On Tuesday, the French government opened the gates to an unprecedented public forum: A web portal where citizens can offer solutions on how to improve France and air their long lists of grievances.
7.) The European Union’s high court ruled Tuesday that until Austria amends its law to “restore equal treatment,” Good Friday must be a paid holiday for all private employees, not just for those who belong to Protestant churches.
8.) The lawyer for the former U.S. Marine accused of espionage in Russia said Tuesday that his client received a flash drive containing “state secrets” before his arrest and detention at Moscow’s infamous Lefortovo Prison.