Nightly Brief

Your Friday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including Democrats could end up mired in a long, contentious internal battle over U.S. support of Israel as President Donald Trump continues to suggest they are against Jewish people; The 10th Circuit ruled that one Salt Lake City man will be able to keep his bump stock when the Trump administration’s ban on the rapid-fire gun attachments goes into effect next week; Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature asked a state appeals court to immediately put back into place laws that were passed during a lame-duck session, and more.

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National

(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

1.) Democrats could end up mired in a long, contentious internal battle over U.S. support of Israel as President Donald Trump throws his support behind the country’s control of a disputed territory and continues to suggest Democrats are against Jewish people.

(Steve Allison/Miles City Star via AP)

2.) Future public-land sales will involve consideration, for the first time, of public access for hunting, fishing and other recreational activities, the secretary of the interior announced.

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

3.) The 10th Circuit ruled that one Salt Lake City man will be able to keep his bump stock when the Trump administration’s ban on the rapid-fire gun attachments goes into effect next week.

Regional

(John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

4.) Wasting no time, a coalition of Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature asked a state appeals court Friday to immediately put back into place laws blocked Thursday that were passed during a lame-duck session and aimed at limiting the powers of the new Democratic governor and attorney general.

5.) Can any dealer in a local market be sued by someone who is harmed by another person’s use of illegal drugs? Not without proof they were the one who sold them, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled.

(Photo courtesy of the ACLU of Michigan)

6.) Settling a lawsuit over independent adoption and foster care agencies that won’t work with gay couples, Michigan on Friday became the first state in the nation to bar such organizations from receiving state tax dollars.

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

7.) Schools around a Houston-area petrochemical storage plant releasing hazardous levels of benzene fumes remain closed Friday, despite the lifting of a shelter-in-place order Thursday afternoon.

International

(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

8.) Isolated at home and abroad, British Prime Minister Theresa May was laboring against the odds Friday to win backers in Parliament for her unloved Brexit deal — to a timetable dictated by the European Union.

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