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Wednesday May 4th, 2022 day edition

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The Satanic Temple is hoping to raise one of its flags in front of Boston City Hall after the Supreme Court ruled Boston violated free speech rights when it refused to fly a Christian’s groups flag.

Boston refused to let Camp Constitution, a New Hampshire-based Christian organization, hoist its flag in front of the third flag pole at City Hall Plaza as part of a ceremony in 2017, court documents stated.

Between 2005 and 2017, Boston approved the raising of around 50 unique flags for 284 such ceremonies, court documents said.

Camp Constitution sued the city, claiming that Boston’s refusal to let them raise their flag violated the First Amendment’s Free Speech Clause.

In Monday’s ruling, the supreme court said Boston could not discriminate on the basis of the religious group’s viewpoint without violating the Constitution.

“We conclude that, on balance, Boston did not make the raising and flying of private groups’ flags a form of government speech,” the supreme court said.

The Supreme Court ruled that Boston violated First Amendment rights by refusing to fly Christian flag at City Hall Plaza. »

Crowds protest at Supreme Court after leak of Roe opinion draft

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For the second night in a row, protesters massed in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday to decry a leaked opinion by the court signaling it was positioned to overturn Roe.

Protesters demonstrated at the Supreme Court for a second day on May 3 after a leaked draft opinion revealed a decision to overturn federal abortion rights.

on May 3 accused Republicans of “cultivating” Supreme Court Justices after a draft opinion signaling the end of Roe v. Wade was leaked. »

Tasmania goes into carbon negative, with researchers saying native forests must be preserved

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Key points: Researchers say a "significant drop in native forest logging" around 2011 began a downturn in carbon emissions.

Researchers say a "significant drop in native forest logging" around 2011 began a downturn in carbon emissions A forestry industry group credits Tasmania being carbon negative as largely due to Tasmania's "responsible forest management".

"Tasmania has gone from being the emitter of carbon dioxide to now removing more than it is emitting to the atmosphere," Griffith University researcher Brendan Mackey said. »

American women can obtain abortions in Canada if Roe v. Wade falls, minister says

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WATCH: Karina Gould says American women can access abortion services in Canada.

Canada will welcome American women seeking abortion, says Gould Duration 8:46 Social Development and Families Minister Karina Gould tells Power & Politics American women will be able to access abortion services in Canada if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade 8:46.

Gould said that while Canada will remain open to American women seeking abortions, she also has concerns about what overturning Roe v. Wade could mean for Canadian women seeking abortions. »

Activision resists proposal to issue annual harassment report

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Activision is recommending that its shareholders vote against a proposal from New York state that the company issue an annual report about abuse, harassment and discrimination in its workplace.

Such proposals often fail, but last year Microsoft shareholders voted for such a report over the objections of that company’s board.

Activision is also urging a no vote on a proposal from the AFL-CIO to add a member to its board who is voted on by employees. »