Nightly Brief

Your Monday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including police have identified the Gilroy Garlic Festival gunman as a 19-year-old man who grew up near the scene of Sunday’s horrific shooting; The Alabama Historical Commission has asked a federal judge to declare it is the owner of the last slave ship known to bring human cargo from Africa to the United States so that it can better preserve the shipwreck; The European Court of Justice found that the online publication of military deployments might have violated the German government’s copyright, and more.

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National

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1.) Police have identified the Gilroy Garlic Festival gunman as a 19-year-old man who grew up near the scene of Sunday’s horrific shooting.

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2.) After a weekend of spitting virtual venom at black Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings, President Donald Trump added a new target for his Twitter attacks Monday: the Reverend Al Sharpton.

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3.) President Trump touted the “never forget” mantra Monday as he signed into law a funding extension for 9/11 first responders and others who developed diseases after working at the sites of the terrorist attacks

Regional

4.) The Alabama Historical Commission has asked a federal judge to declare it is the owner of the last slave ship known to bring human cargo from Africa to the United States so that it can better preserve the shipwreck.

5.) A former Virginia Beach magistrate brought a federal complaint  detailing what she describes as rampant substance abuse and sexual misconduct among court staff.

International

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6.) Readying a blow to press freedoms, the European Court of Justice found Monday that the online publication of military deployments might have violated the German government’s copyright.

7.) Heeding a magistrate’s recommendation, Europe’s top court ruled Monday that companies that add a Facebook “like” button to their websites share responsibility for how visitor data is collected.

8.) Siding with electronic music pioneer Kraftwerk, the European Court of Justice ruled Monday that unauthorized sampling of even brief clips of music can constitute copyright infringement as long as they are recognizable.

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