The Daily Populous

Sunday December 11st, 2022 day edition

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It arose in the first of two high-profile hearings this week that displayed Jackson’s knack for smashing spurious claims.

Here’s the holiday-themed hypothetical that Jackson gave the Alliance Defending Freedom’s Kristen Waggoner:.

They’re really bringing the people in and having them interact with Santa, children, because they’re trying to capture the feelings of a certain era.

Alito sought to avenge his side, when he grilled a lawyer for Colorado who defended the state’s anti-discrimination law.

In the other closely watched case this week, Moore v. Harper, Jackson poked holes in the fringe “independent state legislature” theory.

Jackson has likewise made her mark in crucial disputes over voting rights and affirmative action, among others earlier this term, her first on the court.

The briefs filed ahead of hearings do most of the work, and the justices know where they’re going in the big cases. »

Twitter relaunching subscriber service after debacle

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NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is once again attempting to launch its premium service, a month after a previous attempt failed .

After Elon Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion in October, he launched a service granting blue checks to anyone willing to pay $8 a month .

But it was inundated by imposter accounts, including those impersonating Musk’s businesses Tesla and SpaceX, so Twitter suspended the service days after its launch. »

Don’t Vote for Just One: Ranked Choice Voting Is Gaining Ground

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Voters in Alaska and a handful of other cities used ranked choice voting for the first time during this year’s midterms.

Ranked Choice Voting Survived Its Biggest Election Season Yet Quick View Ranked Choice Voting Survived Its Biggest Election Season Yet Local election officials say voter education and state law changes are needed.

Ranked choice is quickly growing, said Deb Otis, director of research at FairVote, a nonprofit that advocates for ranked choice voting nationwide. »

Boris Johnson: Give Ukraine long-range weapons to end war

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Boris Johnson has said Ukraine must be given better weaponry including long-range missile systems in order to end the war as quickly as possible.

Step up military supplies for Ukraine to end the war faster, says Boris Johnson.

The sale will support the Legacy of War Foundation, which Banksy says he witnessed at work in Ukraine. »

Identical twin sisters were accused of cheating on a test. A jury awarded them $1.5 million.

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Identical twin sisters accused of cheating on their year-end medical school exams have won a defamation case against the Medical University of South Carolina.

The sisters' identical answers to 296 of 307 questions, including 54 wrong answers, raised alarm bells among university officials, who launched an investigation into the twins' performance.

After a four-day trial in November, a South Carolina jury decided the school had defamed the sisters and awarded them a total of $1.5 million in damages. »