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Top CNS stories for today including California judges pushing for rights in discipline cases; Arpaio facing criminal contempt charges over racial profiling; the Supreme Court sides with a killer on unfair sentencing, and more.

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1.) Arpaio Facing Criminal Contempt Charges Over Racial Profiling

The Justice Department will pursue criminal contempt charges against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio over violations of a federal judge's order to stop racially profiling Latinos.

2.) Judges Push for Rights in Discipline Cases

With California's Commission on Judicial Performance facing unprecedented public and legislative scrutiny, a spate of cases recently brought before the commission were the topic of an animated panel discussion at this weekend's annual meeting of the Alliance of California Judges.

3.) Zika Outbreak May Next Hit Asia-Pacific Region

International health officials expect the Zika virus to spread in the Asia-Pacific region, suggesting it could be the next area to experience local active transmission.

4.) Samsung, Feds Lobby High Court for Design Patent Test

Some Supreme Court justices on Tuesday were wooed by a test the government proposes to help juries decide on awards in design patent cases like the one tech giants Apple and Samsung have been embroiled in for years.

5.) Marines Delivering Relief Supplies to Ravaged Haiti

U.S. Marines began shuttling urgently-needed relief supplies to the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti on Sunday, a top Navy commander said.

6.) Hurricane Tosses Civil War Cannonballs Onto Charleston, South Carolina Beach

Hurricane Matthew's storm surge littered one local beach in Charleston with more than sea shells and mounds of seaweed it also brought to the surface rusting Civil War cannonballs.

7.) Justices Side With Killer on Unfair Sentencing

A man on death row in Oklahoma for murdering a mother and her two children faces resentencing after a summary upheaval Tuesday by the U.S. Supreme Court.

8.) Cross-Border Shooting Goes to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether the family of a Mexican teenager who was fatally shot by a federal agent across the border can sue the agent in U.S. court.

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