Nightly Brief

Your Monday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including the Supreme Court blocked Republican lawmakers from contesting a ruling that found they had gerrymandered Virginia voting districts to hurt black voters; Democratic presidential hopeful Julian Castro shifted his focus to housing challenges facing Americans that he says have worsened under President Donald Trump; A new study found that an ancient farming community roughly 9,000 years ago faced shockingly modern problems, and more.

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National

(Image via Virginia’s Public Access Project)

1.) The Supreme Court blocked Republican lawmakers 5-4 on Monday from contesting a ruling that found they had gerrymandered Virginia voting districts to hurt black voters.

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

2.) Flexing his muscle as the former head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Democratic presidential hopeful Julian Castro shifted his focus Monday to a familiar issue: housing challenges facing Americans that he says have worsened under President Donald Trump.

(Image via Southern Environmental Law Center)

3.) Upholding a law that prohibits uranium mining in Virginia, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Monday that federal law does not pre-empt the state ban.

(Dana Verkouteren via AP)

4.) In a decision that could have implications for convicted former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that a person can face state and federal prosecution over the same criminal conduct.

Regional

(John Tapia Urquiza/Sin Turistas)

5.) Nearly a third of Los Angeles renters spend over half their income on rent. It’s a startling figure that housing advocates say is directly connected to the homeless crisis but has gone largely untouched over the decades as rent has outpaced wages.

(Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

6.) Dallas police said a suspected shooter has died after being taken into custody at the downtown federal courthouse early Monday morning following an exchange of gunfire.

Science

(NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team – STScI/AURA, J. Bell – ASU, M. Wolff – Space Science Institute via AP)

7.) The question of how clouds form in Mars’ atmosphere may have been answered in a new study released Monday: meteors.

(Omar Hoftun via Wikipedia)

8.) An ancient farming community roughly 9,000 years ago faced shockingly modern problems, a new study released Monday has discovered.

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