Top Eight

Your Wednesday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top eight stories for today including the European General Court ruled Amazon doesn’t have to pay some $300 million back to Luxembourg; California and other states want more sway over the permitting process for projects like oil pipelines, power plants and wetlands developments; Inflationary concerns on Wall Street peaked following striking consumer price information, and more.

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National

1.) With shrinking reservoir levels and a summer of water shortages impending, drought-ridden California on Wednesday pressed the Biden administration for more control over future infrastructure projects planned in the Golden State.

2.) Markets have spent the last three days on the rocks, as inflationary concerns peaked on Wednesday following striking consumer price information.

(Courthouse News photo/Barbara Leonard)

3.) An advisory board for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention unanimously recommended on Wednesday that the agency approve Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for use in people between 12 and 15 years old

(Katia Christodoulou/Pool Photo via AP)

4.) Putting forward six new candidates to take various district court and appellate appointments, President Joe Biden unveiled his third slate of judicial nominees Wednesday, continuing his pattern of adding more diversity on the federal benches.

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Regional

5.) In a Wednesday morning ruling, the judge overseeing the murder case of fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin ruled that four of prosecutors’ five proposed aggravated sentencing factors apply to Chauvin’s killing of George Floyd. 

(Court TV via AP)

6.) Three California men face federal charges stemming from an armed robbery at a crowded Beverly Hills restaurant in March that left a diner with a gunshot wound to the leg.

(Image by Peter Thomas from Pixabay)

International

7.) Amazon doesn’t have to pay some $300 million back to Luxembourg, where the e-retail giant has its European headquarters, the European General Court ruled Wednesday. 

(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

8.) The EU’s second-highest court advanced a petition Wednesday that would block the import of goods from Israeli settlements in occupied territories of Palestine. 

(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
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