The Daily Populous

Friday February 12nd, 2021 day edition

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Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) also participated in the meeting.

When asked by Raju whether it was appropriate to meet with the senators, who are jurors, Trump lawyer David Schoen said: "I think that's the practice of impeachment.

I mean, it makes sense with co-conspirators @TedCruz and @LindseyGrahamSC to try to coordinate with the lawyer for their co-conspirator Donald Trump.

Today, the House wrapped up its case against former President Trump — that he incited an assault on the U.S. Capitol.

Senators serving as the jury at his impeachment trial heard that the mob on Jan. 6 had no doubt about why they were there.

"The reason why these three Republican senators are meeting with the attorney[s] for the [former] president is because they're worried," said Durbin, also majority whip.

"After the Capitol was ransacked and their lives were endangered," Pascrell tweeted, "McConnell Republicans are now advising Trump's lawyers during his high crimes trial. »

Trump attorneys hold impeachment ‘strategy’ meeting with Republican senators

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A group of Republican senators met privately with Donald Trump's legal team representing the former president in his impeachment trial to discuss "strategy" ahead of the defence argument on Friday.

Senators have sworn an oath to "do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws" during the impeachment trial.

Following Thursday's closing arguments from House impeachment managers acting as prosecutors in the trial, Trump attorney David Schoen told reporters that his meeting with Republicans concerned "procedure" for Friday's hearing. »

Britney Spears' father loses bid to retain control of delegating her investments

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Britney Spears filed a petition with the court last year to remove her father and to place a financial institution as the sole conservator over her estate.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny denied the singer’s petition last year but appointed Bessemer Trust as a co-conservator along with James Spears.

Ingham told the court that the nature of a co-conservatorship is that James Spears' powers as sole conservator, appointed by the court in 2019, would be reduced. »

White cops are different from Black cops in 1 crucial way, study shows

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Black officers in the Chicago Police Department are less likely to use force than their white counterparts.

Here's the background — As the study authors make clear, Chicago is perhaps the perfect case study.

Relative to white officers, Black and Hispanic officers make far fewer stops and arrests, and they use force less often, especially against Black civilians. »

TIL that Oxford University is so old that they don’t even know when exactly it was founded and that the earliest evidence of teaching there goes back to 1096.

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In the 13th century, rioting between town and gown (townspeople and students) hastened the establishment of primitive halls of residence.

University, Balliol and Merton Colleges, which were established between 1249 and 1264, are the oldest.

From its early days, Oxford was a centre for lively controversy, with scholars involved in religious and political disputes. »