Afternoon Briefs: Actress sentenced in faculty admissions scandal; decide sides with transgender Ohioans

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Actress Felicity Huffman will get 14 days in jail for school admissions scandal

Actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in jail for her involvement within the faculty admissions scandal. In Might, Huffman pleaded responsible to conspiring to pay $15,000 to a faux charity to facilitate dishonest when her daughter took the SATs. Choose Indira Talwani of the U.S. District Courtroom for the District of Massachusetts advised Huffman earlier than the sentencing that she knew it was fraud and “attempting to be a superb mom doesn’t excuse this.” Huffman additionally acquired a $30,000 effective, 250 hours of group service and one 12 months of supervised launch. (CNN, TMZ, NBC, ABC)

Choose sides with transgender Ohioans in bid to vary delivery certificates

Choose Michael Watson of the U.S. District Courtroom for the Southern District of Ohio dominated Thursday that 4 plaintiffs’ claims—that Ohio’s coverage barring transgender individuals from making modifications to their delivery certificates exposes them to discrimination—can transfer ahead. Three transgender girls and one transgender man sued officers with the Ohio Division of Well being and the state registrar of the Workplace of Very important Statistics over their refusal to vary the coverage in 2018. “Assuming the allegations within the criticism are true, significantly plaintiffs’ assertion that ‘gender id is the important determinant of intercourse,’ the courtroom just isn’t satisfied that Ohio regulation prohibits plaintiffs’ request,” Watson wrote within the opinion. (Courthouse Information Service, Cleveland Scene,, Sept. 12 order)

San Francisco’s ‘cruelest landlord’ sued and defended by personal lawyer

Anne Kihagi owned greater than 50 rent-controlled models in San Francisco—a portfolio price about $24 million—till she was discovered responsible of abusing her tenants and hit with thousands and thousands of {dollars} in fines. The saga of the town’s “cruelest landlord” has continued as her personal lawyer, Karen Uchiyama, sued her for about $158,000. Courtroom paperwork additionally present that Uchiyama continues to symbolize Kihagi in her lawsuit with Umpqua Financial institution, which alleges that she defaulted on loans on three buildings. (Curbed San Francisco, Mission Native, Sept. Four go well with)

Federal decide retains Tennessee voter registration regulation from going into impact

Choose Aleta Trauger of the U.S. District Courtroom for the Center District of Tennessee blocked a brand new regulation Thursday that goals to implement strict restrictions for Tennessee voter registration teams, together with permitting the state to effective teams that submit 100 or extra voter registration types that don’t have a whole identify, tackle, date of delivery, declaration of eligibility and signature. Voter registration and civil rights organizations have filed two lawsuits claiming that the regulation may have a chilling impact on voter registration, significantly amongst minority teams. The decide’s ruling signifies that the regulation received’t go into impact till the courtroom decides these lawsuits. (Tennessean, Nashville Public Radio, HuffPost)