Top Eight

Your Wednesday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top eight CNS stories for today including the presidential debate commission announced it would make changes to the format of the remaining debates after a chaotic event with shouting and frequent interruptions; A divided Ninth Circuit panel ruled the 2020 U.S. Census count will continue; Crimes and mass killings committed by the Franco dictatorship after the Spanish Civil War are slowly coming to light inside a walled municipal cemetery, and more.

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National

1.) Following a chaotic debate with shouting and frequent interruptions, the presidential debate commission announced Wednesday it would make changes to the format of the remaining debates.

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

2.) The 2020 U.S. Census count will continue, a divided Ninth Circuit panel ruled Wednesday, denying a stay of a lower court order barring the Trump administration from ending the decennial population count one month early.

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

3.) Seagram’s liquor heiress Clare Bronfman was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison on Wednesday for her role as the longtime financier of purported self-help group NXIVM, which was essentially a pyramid scheme with sex slaves. 

(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Regional

4.) Texas county clerks’ authority to manage early voting is limited to things like setting the air conditioning at a comfortable level at polling sites, not mailing unsolicited absentee voting applications, the state argued before the Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday.

(Courthouse News photo/Kelsey Jukam)

5.) The Seventh Circuit heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case that seeks to expand access to absentee voting to all Indiana residents who want to cast their ballots by mail in the November election.

(AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

International

6.) Day by day and bone by bone, crimes and mass killings committed by the Franco dictatorship against its left-wing enemies after the Spanish Civil War are slowly coming to the light inside the walled municipal cemetery of a small city outside Valencia.

(Courthouse News photo/Cain Burdeau)

7.) Lawyers for Canada’s attorney general claim Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s lawyers are relying on inadmissible and irrelevant evidence to wrongfully turn her Canadian extradition proceedings into a “U.S. trial.”

(Courthouse News photo/Darryl Greer)

8.) Rwanda’s former richest man can be turned over to a United Nations tribunal to face charges of genocide, France’s high court ruled Wednesday. 

(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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