The Daily Populous

Tuesday April 28th, 2020 evening edition

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A narrowly divided US Supreme Court on Monday upheld the right to freely share the official law code of Georgia.

These annotations provide supplemental information about the law, including summaries of judicial opinions, information about legislative history, and citations to relevant law review articles.

These cases involved court reporters—writers who were chosen by the courts to keep records of court proceedings and publish them.

But the 19th-century Supreme Court nixed efforts to claim ownership of content that had originally been written by judges.

At the same time, the Supreme Court held that court reporters could claim copyright over annotations that they produced independently from their official duties.

The group was funded by the state of Georgia, and a majority of its members had to be Georgia legislators.

As a result, the Supreme Court held that any document produced by the Georgia legislature could not be protected by copyright. »

China threatens economic consequences if Australia launches investigation of Beijing's handling of coronavirus

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Chinese officials are threatening economic consequences if Australia moves ahead with an investigation into Beijing’s early handling of the coronavirus outbreak, Australian Sky News reported on Monday.

Chinese Ambassador to Australia Cheng Jingye said Beijing could encourage Chinese citizens to boycott Australian exports and products if Australia was to initiate the probe, the news outlet reported.

The call by Australia to launch an independent investigation echoes criticisms by the U.S. that Beijing mishandled the coronavirus outbreak from its beginnings. »

Prague's mayor, a critic of Russia, is under police protection after a magazine alleged a Russian assassin had entered the country to kill him

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Shortly before, an investigative magazine called Respekt reported that three weeks ago a person with Russian diplomatic papers arrived in Prague allegedly planning on assassinating Hrib with poison.

The report hasn't been confirmed by Czech authorities, and Russian leader Vladimir Putin's spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said the report was "fake.".

The mayor of Prague confirmed he is under police protection a day after a Czech investigative magazine reported a Russian assassin had entered the country allegedly planning to kill him with poison. »

Dr. Anthony Fauci Praises Brad Pitt’s ‘Classy’ ‘SNL’ Impersonation of Him

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Dr. Anthony Fauci gave a thumbs up to Brad Pitt’s portrayal of him on last weekend’s “Saturday Night Live At Home” edition.

Pitt began Saturday’s remotely produced episode with a cold open, playing Fauci as he clarified some of the misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic.

I’m a great fan of Brad Pitt, and that’s the reason why when people ask me who I would like to play me, I mention Brad Pitt. »