Your Friday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News
Top CNS stories for today including President Donald Trump issued his first-ever veto to block a bill that would have terminated his declaration of a national emergency at the southern border; The justices of the Supreme Court will consider on Monday whether the Virginia Legislature improperly carved up its map to disadvantage black voters; Chilly temperatures and rain didn’t stop teachers from striking in the Netherlands, and more.
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1.) Calling the resolution reckless and dangerous, President Donald Trump issued his first-ever veto Friday to block a bill that would have terminated his declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.
2.) Beginning a two-week stretch in which gerrymandering returns to the high court, the justices of the Supreme Court will consider on Monday whether the Virginia Legislature improperly carved up its map to disadvantage black voters.
3.) That Paul Manafort committed crimes within Manhattan borders is by now indisputable. What divides experts, however, is whether the new state charges unveiled against the former Trump campaign chair can withstand a double-jeopardy challenge.
4.) The Trump administration’s final land-use plans for seven Western states ease restrictions on mining and drilling, which critics say will further encroach on the habitat of an iconic bird species already in decline.
5.) A divided Seventh Circuit panel reversed an injunction blocking an Indiana law criminalizing the acquisition of aborted fetal tissue, ruling against a university that uses the tissue for research.
6.) Ramping up their criminal case against the Trump Foundation, New York prosecutors said new evidence shows President Trump used foundation money during his 2016 presidential run — a violation of the bar against charities getting involved in political campaigns.
7.) Chilly temperatures and rain didn’t stop teachers from striking in the Netherlands on Friday to demand more money from the government for education.
8.) Mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers killed 49 people on what the prime minister called “one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” and authorities charged one person, detained three others and defused explosive devices in what appeared to be a carefully planned racist attack.