Your Friday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News
Top eight CNS stories for today including the confessed serial killer dubbed The Golden State Killer will die in prison; Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told a Senate committee he plans to give mail-in ballots top priority; New York City’s pro-transparency law allowing for the release of police disciplinary records can proceed in mostly full effect, and more.
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1.) Amid growing concern that the White House is out to undermine vote by mail in November’s election, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told a Senate committee Friday that he plans to give mail-in ballots top priority.
2.) “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin was sentenced to two months in jail Friday for her part in the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal, with the sentencing judge saying he was “dumbfounded” by her “gall.”
3.) The week in which two of the three major U.S. indices hit new record high marks ended on a high note, mostly due to positive housing data and promising news on a coronavirus vaccine.
4.) Ensnared randomly by a relative’s DNA genetic test submitted decades after a brutal yearslong crime spree, the confessed serial killer dubbed The Golden State Killer’s disappearing act is up: He will die in prison.
5.) New York City’s pro-transparency law allowing for the release of police disciplinary records can proceed in mostly full effect, a federal judge announced in a telephone conference Friday.
6.) Indiana election officials cannot reject absentee ballots based upon mismatched signatures without first notifying the voter and giving them a chance to correct any mistakes, a federal judge ruled.
7.) Bond hearings were held Thursday for five powerful men accused of arms trafficking in El Salvador, with the court agreeing to release the defendants without conditions before trial.
8.) A large share of European Union agricultural subsidies benefit the wealthiest and most polluting farms in Europe, new research shows.