The Daily Populous

Saturday May 7th, 2022 night edition

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The Supreme Court draft ruling overturning Roe v. Wade raises just as many arguments and counterarguments as the original ruling that Justice Samuel Alito excoriated in his opinion, leaked this week to Politico.

The Constitution doesn’t specifically spell out a right for interracial couples to marry.

Under Alito’s rationale, all those supposedly settled issues, widely accepted as basic rights, now could be subject to challenge.

Alito argues the opposite, saying that this draft ruling applies only to the rights of the unborn.

These are painful words to parse in such a literal way when talking about humans’ lives, but that’s the standard Alito himself is setting.

It appears that the majority only seeks a literal interpretation of the Constitution when it suits conservative justices’ political or religious beliefs.

A court whose politics overshadow reasoned constitutional interpretation is a court whose legitimacy deserves all the public scrutiny it’s now receiving. »

Russian occupiers withdraw most troops from Mariupol – Pentagon

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Read also: Mariupol theater airstrike killed two time more people than estimated before, AP investigation says.

An unknown number of Ukrainian troops are resisting the Russian attacks in the Azovstal plant.

Prior to that, the Russian side disrupted the evacuation or forcibly removed Mariupol residents to the occupied territories and the Russian Federation. »

One of Ahmaud Arbery's killers had 16 phone calls with DA before arrest, court filings say

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Arbery, 25, was shot on February 23, 2020, while running from Greg McMichael, his son Travis and the McMichaels' neighbor, William "Roddie" Bryan, in the Satilla Shores neighborhood of Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia.

In February, a jury found that the three White men had chased Arbery as he was jogging because he was Black.

It found them guilty of interference of rights, a federal hate crime; and attempted kidnapping. »

Outriders didn't make a profit in 2021, People Can Fly confirms

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Outriders didn't turn a profit throughout 2021 and developer People Can Fly have not received any royalty payments from the game.

Outriders didn't break even throughout 2021, new financial reports from People Can Fly have confirmed.

Square Enix has previously said that Outriders exceeded their expectations on many metrics including digital sales and active users. »