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Top CNS stories for today including President Donald Trump put forward seven names to fill Ninth Circuit vacancies and several other California federal judgeships, drawing backlash from the state’s two Democratic senators; An internet privacy group tried to convince the Fourth Circuit that the government overstepped its authority by searching a man’s house for child pornography based on a single internet link he clicked; An en banc Ninth Circuit ordered a trial court to take a second look at blocking a San Francisco ordinance requiring warning labels on billboard ads for sugary drinks, and more.

Your Thursday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including President Donald Trump put forward seven names to fill Ninth Circuit vacancies and several other California federal judgeships, drawing backlash from the state’s two Democratic senators; An internet privacy group tried to convince the Fourth Circuit that the government overstepped its authority by searching a man’s house for child pornography based on a single internet link he clicked; An en banc Ninth Circuit ordered a trial court to take a second look at blocking a San Francisco ordinance requiring warning labels on billboard ads for sugary drinks, and more.

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The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. (Photo credit: Sanfranman59/Wikipedia)

1.) President Donald Trump put forward seven names to fill Ninth Circuit vacancies and several other California federal judgeships, drawing backlash from the state’s two Democratic senators.

2.) An internet privacy group went before the Fourth Circuit on Thursday trying to convince the three-judge panel that the government overstepped its authority by searching a man’s house for child pornography based on a single internet link he clicked.

3.) An en banc Ninth Circuit on Thursday ordered a trial court to take a second look at blocking a San Francisco ordinance requiring warning labels on billboard ads for sugary drinks.

Regional

4.) A state attorney urged an Iowa judge Thursday to throw out a lawsuit brought by prison inmates who say the state violated their constitutional rights by denying them access to materials that are sexually explicit or feature nudity.

Old Chung King Road in Los Angeles, once a bustling commercial and social corridor in Chinatown, is rarely visited by locals. The former grocery stores and sewing factories have been replaced by art galleries in what building owners hope will become an attractive art district close to downtown. (Martin Macias Jr./CNS)

5.) A housing advocate with Chinatown Community for Equitable Development said residents of the neighborhood on the eastern edge of Los Angeles’ downtown are being forgotten in the area’s development boom.

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2015, file photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, talks with David Moore following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky. On Friday, July 21, 2017, a federal judge has ordered Kentucky taxpayers to pay more than $220,000 in attorneys' fees for the elected county clerk who caused a national uproar by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

6.) Former Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis argued before a Sixth Circuit panel Thursday to dismiss claims brought by a pair of gay couples to whom she refused to issue marriage licenses after the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.

Science

"The midnight sun over Early Triassic Antarctica." Along the banks of a river, three archosaur inhabitants of the dense Voltzia conifer forest cross paths: Antarctanax shackletoni sneaks up on an early titanopetran insect, Prolacerta lazes on a log, and an enigmatic large archosaur pursues two unsuspecting dicynodonts, Lystrosaurus maccaigi. (Copyright Adrienne Stroup, Field Museum)

7.) Scientists believe a recent fossil finding proves early relatives of dinosaurs and crocodiles once roamed the verdant forests of what is now ice-covered Antarctica.

8.) Around the world, being an active participant in a religious congregation is a key factor to happiness, the Pew Research Center reported Thursday.

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