The Daily Populous

Saturday October 23rd, 2021 day edition

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(CNN) Justice Sonia Sotomayor sent a strong reminder Friday that she is not a justice looking to carve out compromises with a conservative majority.

She knows she will be in dissent in cases that most capture the public's attention for the foreseeable future.

Still, she writes to illuminate her colleague's missteps with the hope that someday her dissents will become majority opinions.

On Friday, after the court allowed Texas' ban on abortion after six weeks -- a law that is in direct conflict with Roe v. Wade -- to remain in place, she was straightforward.

At 67, Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's first Supreme Court nominee, has carved out her place in the bench.

Sotomayor was ready with a seven-page dissent to point out that Roe v. Wade is effectively nullified in the country's second-largest state.

Sotomayor outlined how clinics are faring under the constant threat of liability that she called "nothing short of agonizing." »

Warrant: Baldwin didn’t know weapon contained live round

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Hutchins was fatally shot by Alec Baldwin Thursday on the New Mexico set of the western film "Rust."

Instead, the gun was loaded with live rounds, and when Baldwin pulled the trigger Thursday on the set of a Western, he killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

In 2015, an actor staging a historical gunfight in Tombstone, Arizona, was shot and wounded with a live round during a show that was supposed to use blanks. »

Putin rails against cancel culture and suggests teaching gender fluidity to kids is a 'crime against humanity'

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The Russian president suggested that teaching gender fluidity to kids is a "crime against humanity.".

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday took aim at "cancel culture" and supporters of transgender rights, suggesting that teaching gender fluidity is a "crime against humanity" while stating that Russia should maintain its "spiritual values and historical traditions," per The Washington Post.

Cancel culture is "the idea that people too often pile onto others for bad behavior," as defined by Insider digital culture reporter Rachel E. Greenspan. »

Record 21 humpback calves spotted in Salish Sea over feeding season as whale numbers rebound

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A record number of humpback whale calves have been spotted in the Salish Sea off the coast of British Columbia and Washington state this summer and fall, researchers say.

The Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA) says 21 calves have been photographed or tallied by watchers and researchers in the Salish Sea this feeding season.

A male calf called Malachite surfaces in the Salish Sea during this year's feeding season. »

A GOP candidate mocked trans women online so the internet dug up a photo of him in a bra & wig

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The perennial candidate and former state treasurer is making the issues two of his primary campaign issues.

This time around, he decided to demean trans women with a slur while touting Dave Chappelle’s controversial comedy special for Netflix and the subsequent fallout.

“Trans icon Josh Mandel,” he tweeted in response along with a photo of Mandel in drag wearing a stuffed sports bra and a wig. »