The Daily Populous

Monday May 9th, 2022 day edition

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“That has never, ever occurred before,” Totenberg said of the leak.

“That could only, in all likelihood, have come from a justice — that I think is less likely — or perhaps one of the clerks.”.

“The only one that makes sense is it came from somebody who was afraid that this majority might not hold,” she added.

Roberts condemned the leak and ordered an investigation into who was behind the move, which he called “a singular and egregious breach” of trust.

Republicans have decried the leak as an injustice and suggested it is a political attack from an outraged liberal.

Experts told The Hill they are divided on whether it was a liberal or conservative law clerk, each of whom could have had their own motives.

But nearly everyone has agreed a sitting Supreme Court justice would not leak the draft opinion. »

Office of anti-abortion organization in Wisconsin targeted in arson attack, police say

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(CNN) The office of a conservative political organization that lobbies against abortion rights was vandalized and damaged by fire on Sunday morning in Madison, Wisconsin, in what police are investigating as arson.

The fire and vandalism happened at the office of Wisconsin Family Action, CNN affiliate WISC reported.

Emergency dispatchers received a call from a passerby who saw fire coming from an office building on Sunday morning, Madison Police communications supervisor Keith Johnson told CNN. »

US commission accuses Switzerland of hiding Russian assets

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Swiss anti-corruption expert Mark Pieth has given testimony to an influential United States government commission that accuses Switzerland of hiding Russian assets.

The Commission for Security and Cooperation in Europe, otherwise known as the Helsinki Commission, has issued hard-hitting criticism of Switzerland’s perceived role in hiding Russian assets.

Pieth told the Commission that lawyers take advantage of Swiss legal loopholes to thwart efforts to track Russian assets. »

How the Russia-Ukraine conflict boosts Biden's trade ambitions

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From the Commerce Department to NSA, Treasury and USTR, that goal unites an administration often at odds on trade policy.

It’s “not a trade deal” the White House has repeatedly messaged, and will be narrow enough not to require congressional approval.

That skepticism of new trade deals has frustrated many corporate interests, who expected more of a change between Trump and Biden on trade, particularly when it comes to China. »

Remote Work Doesn’t Negatively Affect Productivity, Study Suggests

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During the study period, the company was forced to close its offices because of flooding from Hurricane Harvey, which required employees to work remotely for an extended period.

They found that although total computer use declined during the hurricane, employees’ work behaviors during the seven-month period of working remotely returned to pre-hurricane levels.

This finding suggests that remote work does not negatively impact workplace productivity. »