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Your Tuesday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top eight stories for today including Florida is bracing for the impact of Tropical Storm Elsa; The FBI is still on the hunt for hundreds of people who stormed the U.S. Capitol six months ago; Europe’s top rights court ruled Russia violated the rights of a transgender mother by revoking her parental rights after she transitioned, and more.


1.) On the six-month anniversary of the deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, the FBI is still on the hunt for hundreds of people who raided the building in an attempt to stop lawmakers from certifying President Joe Biden’s electoral victory.

Insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump breach the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

2.) The Department of Defense will scrap plans to build its own internal cloud computing platform, the agency said Tuesday, marking the end of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract war. 

(Image courtesy of Defense Department via Courthouse News)

3.) A federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a Food and Drug Administration ban on the use of electric shock devices to treat overly aggressive kids at a Massachusetts institution for people with developmental disabilities.

(Photo courtesy of Citizens Commission on Human Rights via Courthouse News)


4.) The National Hurricane Center issued hurricane watch warnings along Florida’s Gulf Coast on Tuesday morning as Tropical Storm Elsa emerged from Cuba’s mountains with signs of strengthening in the warm waters of the Florida Straits.

This satellite image taken July 5, 2021, shows Tropical Storm Elsa over western Cuba with strong rain and winds. (NOAA via AP)

5.) A quarrel over lucrative California strawberry strains withered in court Tuesday after a federal judge picked apart a corporate seller’s patent infringement lawsuit against the former chief of a legendary breeding institute.

(Image by Here and now, unfortunately, ends my journey on Pixabay from Pixabay)

6.) Courthouse News joined 28 other media organizations in filing a brief supporting journalist Michael Faulk in his lawsuit against members of the St. Louis Police Department over his arrest while covering protests in response to an officer's acquittal in the killing of a Black motorist.

Protesters march in the streets of St. Louis on Sept. 15, 2017, in response to the acquittal of Jason Stockley, a white former police officer who killed a Black motorist. (Joe Harris/Courthouse News)


7.) Europe’s top rights court ruled Tuesday that Russia violated the rights of a transgender mother by revoking her parental rights after she transitioned. 

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. (Photo by CherryX from Wikipedia Commons via Courthouse News)

8.) The Dutch Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of the far-right politician Geert Wilders for making discriminatory remarks against Moroccans.

Populist Dutch anti-immigration lawmaker Geert Wilders answers reporters after casting his vote in a general election in The Hague in March 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)
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