The Daily Populous

Wednesday May 25th, 2022 day edition

image for Sandy Hook families’ defamation damages trial against Alex Jones to move forward in CT

BRIDGEPORT — A federal judge cleared the way for Sandy Hook families to have the defamation lawsuit they won against Alex Jones released from bankruptcy protection and returned to state court, where a trial to determine the damages Jones must pay had been set for August.

The Sandy Hook families will be free to pursue their damages because they will no longer be party to the three Jones-controlled businesses in bankruptcy.

The Sandy Hook families here and in Texas accused Jones of “bad-faith” bankruptcy filings, since the three businesses in question had a combined monthly income of $38,000.

Last week, a federal bankruptcy judge in Texas released Jones from Chapter 11 protection and sent his defamation cases back to state court in Texas.

She proposed a solution to Alinor Sterling, a Bridgeport attorney representing the Sandy Hook families, and Cameron Atkinson, a New Haven attorney representing Jones.

What happens for Jones with three defamation damages trials pending is unclear.

Jones has already spent $10 million on attorney fees and has lost at least $20 million because of the defamation lawsuits, according to his representatives. »

Stacey Abrams wins Democratic gubernatorial primary in Georgia

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Stacey Abrams is the winner of the Democratic nomination for governor in Georgia, NBC News projected Tuesday.

Abrams will face a rematch with incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp, who was secretary of state when he narrowly defeated her in 2018.

Abrams was born in Madison, Wisconsin, grew up in Gulfport, Mississippi, and moved to Georgia in high school. »

How to Make Biden’s Free World Strategy Work

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Yet critics of the democracy-autocracy thesis aren’t wrong to argue that the world isn’t quite so simple.

He must then flesh out his concept of the “free world,” a familiar term that can be more flexible than it sounds.

But it is this combination of autocracy, capability, and aggressive conduct that the free world must organize itself to meet. »