Nightly Brief

     

     Top CNS stories for today including a key witness in Bridgegate trial called Chris Christie’s “enforcer,” the case of a woman bitten by San Diego police dog case heads to full 9th Circuit, NYC bomb suspect arrested after shootout with police, California cracks down on dairy & landfill methane, and more.
     
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     1.) Key Witness in Bridgegate Trial Called Chris Christie’s ‘Enforcer’
     Though not in court for the start of trial on the George Washington Bridge lane closures, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been a dominating presence of opening arguments Monday.
     
     2.) NYC Bomb Suspect Arrested After Shootout With Police
      An Afghan immigrant wanted for questioning in the bombings that rocked a New York City neighborhood and a New Jersey shore town was taken into custody Monday after a shootout with police in New Jersey.
     
     3.) Trigger-Happy Officer Loses 9th Circ. Immunity Appeal
     The Ninth Circuit ruled Friday that an Orange County police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man suspected of stealing an ex-girlfriend’s cellphone is not entitled to immunity.
     
     4.) Global Network Uses Tech to Curb Illegal Fishing
     High-tech innovations developed by the Safe Ocean Network to combat illegal fishing are highlighted at this year’s Our Ocean Conference.
     
     5.) New Trial for NYPD on Shooting of Bronx Teen
     Overturning a verdict against police for the shooting of a Bronx teen, a New York appeals court said new evidence of witness perjury requires a retrial.
     
     6.) San Diego Police Dog Case Heads to Full 9th Circuit
     A woman whose lip was torn open at work by a San Diego police dog will go before the full Ninth Circuit after the federal appeals court agreed to rehear her case en banc.
     
     7.) California Cracks Down on Dairy & Landfill Methane
     California Gov. Jerry Brown continued his signing spree of climate change bills on Monday, inking a proposal that requires dairy farms and landfills to drastically cut methane and other short-lived climate pollutant emissions.

     8.) NY Prison Officials Broke Law By Imposing Parole
     High-ranking corrections officials in New York willfully violated the law by administratively adding a term of parole to convicted felons’ sentences when no parole was imposed by a judge, the Second Circuit ruled.

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