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Top eight CNS stories for today including the European Union’s top court upheld rules meant to prevent internet providers from throttling speeds or prioritizing certain online content and applications; A survey of people in 13 countries found that views of the United States and its president are among the lowest in the past 20 years; Louisville reached a $12 million settlement with the estate of police shooting victim Breonna Taylor, and more.
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1.) A Pew Research Center survey of people in 13 countries found that views of the United States and its president are among the lowest in the past 20 years.
2.) Private-sector unions can’t force employees to contribute toward lobbying activities, the First Circuit ruled Tuesday, the latest court defeat for labor organizers since a major Supreme Court loss in 2018.
3.) Identifying police misconduct in a whopping 72% of cases where a defendant sentenced to death was later exonerated, legal researchers published a sobering report Tuesday on the coercive techniques that led to the false convictions of more than 2,600 Americans since 1989.
4.) The city of Louisville has reached a settlement agreement with the estate of police shooting victim Breonna Taylor that includes a $12 million payment to Taylor’s family plus various police reforms.
5.) Four former and current progressive prosecutors are forming a new lobbying group in California to counter the influence of traditional law enforcement unions that often oppose criminal justice reform efforts.
6.) The European Union’s top court on Tuesday upheld rules meant to prevent internet providers from throttling speeds or prioritizing certain online content and applications.
7.) Highly controversial legislation proposed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative government would backtrack on an agreement spelling out the terms of Britain’s divorce from the European Union.
8.) The vast expanses of olive groves in Puglia’s Salento region were a sad, sickening sight. Mile after mile, nearly every olive tree showed the telltale signs of sickness. Two years later, it’s gone from bad to catastrophic.