Afternoon Briefs: Texas not accepting refugees; new San Francisco DA proclaims spherical of layoffs

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New refugees not welcome in Texas, governor says

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott introduced in a letter launched Friday that the state won’t take new refugees below a federal refugee resettlement program in 2020. Abbott stated extra refugees have been accepted by Texas than every other state since 2010, and along with receiving so many refugees, “Texas has been left by Congress to take care of disproportionate migration points ensuing from a damaged federal immigration system.” The state and nonprofit organizations “have a duty to dedicate accessible assets to those that are already right here,” he stated. (NPR, Texas Tribune, Houston Chronicle, Courthouse Information Service, Jan. 10 letter)

Newly elected San Francisco district lawyer fires a number of prosecutors

The brand new San Francisco district lawyer fired not less than six attorneys, together with a number of managing attorneys in his workplace’s felony division, on Friday. “I needed to make tough staffing selections in the present day with the intention to put in place a administration staff that may assist me accomplish the work I dedicated to do for San Francisco,” Chesa Boudin, who was sworn in two days earlier than the firings, stated in a press release. A former deputy public defender, he was elected in November and promised to reshape San Francisco’s authorized system and give attention to violent crime. (San Francisco Chronicle)

CNN can pay $76 million in settlement over labor regulation violations, NLRB says

The Nationwide Labor Relations Board introduced on Friday that CNN agreed to pay $76 million in again pay to finish a dispute that began in 2003, when the cable firm terminated a contract with Group Video Providers. CNN then employed new workers to carry out the identical audio and video companies with out bargaining with the 2 unions that represented the Group Video Providers broadcast technicians. The NLRB confirmed that the settlement is the biggest financial treatment in its 84-year historical past. (New York Occasions, Selection, Related Press)

Households of victims misplaced in 2014 airline disappearance should sue in Malaysia, court docket guidelines

An appeals court docket dominated Friday that households of victims of Malaysia Airways flight MH370, which disappeared in March 2014 between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, should pursue their claims in Malaysia. The U.S. Court docket of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit stated that below the Montreal Conference, passengers from international international locations are barred from suing a international airline in American courts. “Whereas the court docket has nice sympathy for the victims of this tragedy and their households, we can’t disregard the slender normal governing our overview on this case,” the court docket wrote. (, Jan. 10 opinion)