Nightly Brief



     Top CNS stories for today including debate night for Trump and Clinton reigniting activism at Hofstra University, a Bridgegate plotter revealing in court that he has more scalps for trade, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown approving a bill that creates new electronic filing guidelines for state courts, and more.
     
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     1.) Debate Night Reignites Activism at Hofstra
     As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump gear up for the first presidential debate, their supporters converge Monday at Hofstra University — a Long Island school with iconic examples of dissent linked to the Vietnam War.
     
     2.) Trump, Clinton Deadlocked in National Polls Before Debate
     Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are effectively tied in the race for the presidency just hours before one of the most highly anticipated head-to-head debates between contenders for the White House.
     
     3.) Bridgegate Plotter Has More Scalps for Trade
     Testifying against the Republican aides accused of engineering the George Washington Bridge lane-closure debacle in 2013, the government’s top witness told jurors Monday that safety concerns forced them to abandon a more destructive plan.
     
     4.) Judge Cautious as US Jockeys for Dismissal of Military-Assault Case
     The attorney for veterans contesting how the U.S. military handles sexual-assault cases pleaded with a federal judge at a court hearing to advance their case.
     
     5.) E-Filing Credit Card Fees Capped in California
     Seeking to curb exorbitant credit card fees charged by court filing managers, California Gov. Jerry Brown approved a bill that creates new electronic filing guidelines for state courts.
     
     6.) Climate Change Deniers Will Get Vt. Records
     A Vermont Superior Court has given the state attorney general until Oct. 3 to comply with records requests from anti-energy-regulation groups that claim several states are planning to investigate groups that deny climate change.
     
     7.) Ohio’s Purging of Voter Rolls Violates Federal Law
     Ohio cannot remove voters from registration rolls for failing to vote, the Sixth Circuit ruled, holding that the state’s “supplemental process” for purging voters from the rolls violates the National Voter Registration Act.
     
     8.) Hot-Car Pet Rescuers Get Immunity in California
     Good Samaritans will soon be allowed to break into hot cars to save trapped animals without fear of being sued now that California Gov. Jerry Brown inked the Right to Rescue Act this past weekend.

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