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Top eight CNS stories for today including national and state Democratic Party leaders joined the battle in Iowa over absentee ballot request forms that appeared to have been won by the Trump campaign and Republicans; The California Legislature is cramming to pass police reforms, prevent evictions and curb the newspaper industry’s demise; The full D.C. Circuit kept the prosecution of former national security adviser Michael Flynn alive, and more.
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1.) Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden laid into President Donald Trump on the campaign trail Monday afternoon, accusing him of stoking the flames of hate and division across the country in order to hold onto power.
2.) The Second Circuit blocked the Trump administration on Monday from rolling back Obama-era monetary penalties on automakers that violate fuel-efficiency standards.
3.) Keeping the prosecution of former national security adviser Michael Flynn still alive, the full D.C. Circuit sided Monday with the judge who wants to hold arguments on the Justice Department’s bid for dismissal.
4.) House Democrats cannot use the courts to enforce subpoenas, the D.C. Circuit ruled Monday, dealing a critical blow to an investigation of President Donald Trump from the chamber.
5.) National and state Democratic Party leaders on Monday joined the battle in Iowa over absentee ballot request forms that appeared to have been won by the Trump campaign and Republicans in two state court rulings last week.
6.) In the final hours of an extraordinary session bottlenecked by the coronavirus pandemic, the California Legislature is cramming to pass police reforms, prevent evictions and curb the newspaper industry’s demise into Monday’s agenda.
7.) The trial of four men accused of downing Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 six years ago resumed Monday to hear from lawyers for relatives of the victims, who argued the suspects should have to pay damages to family members.
8.) The latest legal battle over a 2017 blockade of Qatar by its neighbors in the Persian Gulf opened before the United Nations’ highest court on Monday with arguments from the United Arab Emirates.