The Daily Populous

Tuesday September 21st, 2021 evening edition

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NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Andrew has been served with a sexual assault lawsuit in the United States by lawyers for a woman who says she was forced to have sex with him at the London home of a friend of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, court papers show.

Under federal rules, the Duke of York has 21 days to respond or could face a default judgment.

Giuffre's lawyers previously said they also served Andrew, who is Queen Elizabeth's second son, in Britain.

Andrew and his lawyers have denied Giuffre's claims.

The 61-year-old prince has not been charged with crimes.

Giuffre, 38, accused Andrew of forcing her to have sex when she was underage at the London home of Epstein's longtime associate Ghislaine Maxwell.

1/2 Britain's Prince Andrew leaves St Mary the Virgin church in Hillington, near royal Sandringham estate, in Norfolk, Britain January 19, 2020. »

To protect the supreme court’s legitimacy, a conservative justice should step down | Lawrence Douglas

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Thomas said much the same, seeking to disabuse his listeners of the belief that justices “are just always going right to [their] personal preference”.

That McConnell’s cynical manipulation of the rules was designed to compose a court that would produce dependably conservative results appears lost on Coney Barrett.

Yet it would powerfully bolster the legitimacy of a court the very composition of which smacks of illegitimacy. »

VA tells veterans discharged under 'don't ask, don't tell' they are eligible for all VA benefits

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough issued guidance to veterans benefits administrator adjudicators that military service members who have an "other than honorable discharge due solely to their sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status should be considered veterans who may be eligible for VA benefits," Williams said during the virtual event.

The moves marks another step from the Biden administration to improve rights for LGBTQ+ service members and veterans.

The Veterans Affairs Department is also moving to make gender confirmation surgery for transgender veterans available through VA health care coverage, McDonough announced in June. »

Leaked Memo Shows How Trump's Lawyer Wanted Pence To Overturn Elections

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KEY POINTS The leaked memo outlined six steps Pence could take to declare Trump the winner of the election.

Pence argued that the Constitution did not give him the power to overturn the election results.

In the book "Peril," conservative lawyer John Eastman allegedly sent a two-page memo that outlined several steps Pence could take to overturn the election on Jan. 6, the day when the U.S. Congress was scheduled to confirm the Electoral College votes. »