Nightly Brief

Your Tuesday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including lawyers for President Donald Trump asked a sympathetic Fourth Circuit panel to reject a lawsuit accusing him of violating the Constitution’s emoluments clauses; Search-warrant materials show the FBI suspected that Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen secretly worked on behalf of a foreign government for nearly a year before agents raided his home and office; A federal judge gave a sentence of probation to the woman who climbed the Statue of Liberty on the Fourth of July to protest family separations at the U.S. border, and more.

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National

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1.) Lawyers for President Donald Trump asked a sympathetic Fourth Circuit panel Tuesday to reject a lawsuit accusing him of violating the Constitution’s emoluments clauses, which ban the president from receiving gifts from foreign or state governments while in office without congressional consent.

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2.) The FBI suspected that Michael Cohen secretly worked on behalf of a foreign government for nearly a year before agents raided his home and office, according to a Tuesday avalanche of search-warrant materials into the former personal attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump.

3.) In a blow to lengthy immigration detentions, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that there is no right to a bond hearing if there is any delay to when an immigration official arrests an alien after his release from jail.

Regional

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4.) A federal judge gave a sentence of probation Tuesday to the woman who climbed the Statue of Liberty on the Fourth of July to protest family separations at the U.S. border.

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

5.) A Southern California county put the finishing touches on a first-of-its-kind wildlife corridor Tuesday that will protect important pathways for animals to pass between critical habitats and into Los Padres National Forest.

International

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6.) Nearly two years ago – on March 29, 2017 – British Prime Minister Theresa May signed the letter formally withdrawing Great Britain from the European Union. In doing so, she kicked off a two-year negotiating period to define the terms of the historic divorce.

(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

7.) In the wake of a shooting on a tram in the Dutch town of Utrecht on Monday, politicians have resumed campaigning for provincial and water board elections set for Wednesday.

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8.) The European Court of Justice set a high bar Tuesday for asylum seekers looking to stay in Germany, ruling only the likelihood of extreme poverty – not mere inadequacies in a member state’s social system – would warrant granting the refugees’ request.

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