The Daily Populous

Saturday July 9th, 2022 morning edition

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This historical evidence also shows that dinner involves a “profound moral question,” as Alito said of abortion in Dobbs.

That sets it apart from other constitutional rights that don’t raise moral questions, like what counts as cruel and unusual punishment or what counts as religious freedom.

The nature of dinner—when it can be eaten, what can be served, and who may take part in it—is also a matter of sharp and persistent division among the American people themselves.

That distinguishes it from other constitutional rights like freedom of speech and the right to bear arms, where Americans rarely disagree.

Now that I have laid out such a clear and convincing argument, I want to take a moment to address some potential criticism of it.

A professional background in history is also not necessary to unearth the original public meaning of the Constitution.

Another possible critique is that I am misreading Anglo-American legal history to arrive at a predetermined conclusion by leaving out crucial context. »

Pregnant Texas woman driving in HOV lane told police her unborn child counted as a passenger

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A pregnant Dallas-area woman argued as much to police officers after recently being cited for driving alone in the HOV lane, according to a story published Friday afternoon by the Dallas Morning News' Dave Lieber.

I knew I couldn't be a minute late, so I took the HOV lane," Bettone told Lieber.

Pregnant with a daughter, Bettone told the officers her unborn child was inside the vehicle with her, according to Lieber. »

FCC orders carriers to stop delivering auto warranty robocalls

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The FCC on Thursday said it has ordered major voice carriers to stop delivering robocalls seeking personal information from consumers by claiming their auto insurance or warranty has expired.

July 7 (UPI) -- The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday announced it has told carriers to stop delivering auto warranty robocalls, citing it as a top complaint from consumers.

"Billions of auto warranty robocalls from a single calling campaign. »

Brazil’s Supreme Court Rules Paris Agreement Is a Human Rights Treaty

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The supreme court of Brazil has ruled that the Paris Agreement, an international treaty adopted in 2015 to limit global warming to 2°C or, preferably, 1.5°C, is a human rights treaty that must take precedence over national laws.

In the case PSB et al. v. Brazil (on Climate Fund) (ADPF 708), Brazil’s supreme court stated that the Paris Agreement is a “supranational” human rights treaty.

The Supreme Federal Court ruled, “Treaties on environmental law are a type of human rights treaty and, for that reason, enjoy supranational status. »

Is Russia winning the war?

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As one Ukrainian commander on the frontline told me, “all we can do here is slow down the Russian advance”.

Despite its heavily-publicised, staggering losses, Russia retains the comparative advantage in materiel with which it began the war.

There is no point involving Britain in a proxy conflict with Russia unless we are prepared to win it. »