The Daily Populous

Wednesday October 5th, 2022 evening edition

image for Clarence Thomas Faces Calls to Recuse Himself from Trump Mar-a-Lago Case

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is facing calls to recuse himself from a case brought by former President Donald Trump amid an investigation of his handling of White House documents.

Many social-media users expressed concern about Justice Thomas' potential involvement in the case, and some called for him to recuse himself from the matter.

"Retweet this if you believe that Clarence Thomas should have recused himself from acting on the Trump case," tweeted NBC News presidential historian Michael Beschloss.

Lawyer Tristan Snell tweeted that "The Justice covering the 11th is... Clarence Thomas.

So Thomas will hear a case that potentially implicates the January 6 insurrection plot that his wife may have participated in.".

Glenn Kirschner, legal analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, tweeted that Trump "asks Supreme Court/Clarence Thomas to help him out.

"Clarence Thomas has recused himself from credibility," tweeted comedian and actor John Fugelsang. »

Slovenia becomes first post-communist country to legalise same-sex marriage and adoption

Authored by

Slovenia, which emerged from the break-up of Yugoslavia, is the first former communist country to endorse this reform in Europe, as most of its neighbours do not allow civil unions or same-sex marriages.

The government of Estonia came the closest in 2016 by agreeing to recognize same-sex unions created in other countries.

In July, Slovenia's highest court ruled that the law defining marriage as only between a man and a woman discriminated against gay and lesbian couples. »

Kremlin says annexation and retreat are not a contradiction amid Ukrainian successes

Authored by
image for

The conclusion of the legalities of the annexation of up to 18% of Ukrainian territory came as Russian forces battled to halt Ukrainian counter-offensives within it, especially north of Kherson and west of Luhansk.

Asked if there was a contradiction between Putin's rhetoric and the reality of retreat on the ground, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: "There is no contradiction whatsoever.

The areas that are being annexed are not all under control of Russian forces and Ukrainian forces have recently driven them back. »

The Downside of Imperial Collapse

Authored by

Empires form out of chaos, and imperial collapse often leaves chaos in its wake.

Were any or all of today’s great powers to dramatically weaken, confusion and disorder would increase inside their borders and around the world. »

LAPD Officer Killed During Training Exercise Was Reportedly Investigating Cops Accused of Gang Rape

Authored by
image for

The family of a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer killed during a training exercise is suing the department for wrongful death.

The training at which he sustained injuries "was supposed to be bicycle training," but somehow wound up entailing the "grappling exercise" that the LAPD says killed him.

Gage could not confirm that the officer accused of rape was the officer directly engaged in the training exercise with Tipping. »