The Daily Populous

Sunday December 4th, 2022 night edition

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An Indiana judge has found that state Attorney General Todd Rokita (R) caused “irreparable harm” to the reputation of a doctor who provided an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim, but both sides are claiming victory after the judge denied the doctor’s motion for an injunction.

“Such public disclosures prior to that date then were clear violations of Indiana law,” the judge added.

Welch also found that the law did not bind Bernard, and therefore the doctor did not violate state law when she made comments about the investigation.

Nor did Bernard waive confidentiality by sharing certain details of the case with the Indianapolis Star reporter.

In a statement issued Friday, lawyers for Bernard highlighted the judge’s finding that Rokita had violated Indiana state law.

“Today Judge Welch ruled that Attorney General Todd Rokita violated his duty of confidentiality under Indiana law and confirmed that there was no basis for the Attorney General to investigate Dr. Bernard’s partner, Dr. Amy Caldwell,” attorney Kathleen DeLaney said in a statement.

“This case is not really about abortion, despite the best efforts of those with an agenda to make it appear that way.”. »

Raphael Warnock has a 4-point lead over Herschel Walker in the Georgia Senate runoff: poll

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Warnock has a 50%-46% lead over Walker in the Georgia Senate runoff, per a new SurveyUSA poll.

Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia has a four-point lead over Republican candidate Herschel Walker in the state's high-profile December 6 Senate runoff, according to a new poll conducted by SurveyUSA for 11Alive News.

A recent Emerson College Polling survey showed Warnock leading Walker 49%-47% among likely voters, while a new CNN poll had Warnock ahead of Walker 52%-48%, also among likely voters. »

Nebraska man gets prison for leaving noose for coworker

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(AP) — A former employee at the Oriental Trading Co. has been sentenced to prison for leaving a noose on a floor scrubber that a Black colleague was set to use.

The Nebraska U.S. Attorney’s office said Bruce Quinn, 66, was sentenced Friday to four months in prison and one year of supervised release for leaving the noose for his coworker to find.

Prosecutors said a 63-year-old Black man who worked for Oriental Trading found the noose made out of orange twine sitting on the seat of the equipment in June 2020. »

Non-religious voters wield clout, tilt heavily Democratic

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Voters with no religious affiliation supported Democratic candidates and abortion rights by staggering percentages in the 2022 midterm elections.

In 2022, some 22% of voters claimed no religious affiliation, according to AP VoteCast , an expansive survey of more than 94,000 voters nationwide.

Majorities of Democratic voters across all religious affiliations say abortion should be legal at least most of the time, but 6 in 10 Democratic voters unaffiliated with a religion say it should always be legal, compared with about 4 in 10 Democratic voters affiliated with Christian traditions. »