The Daily Populous

Thursday January 12nd, 2023 night edition

image for The American public no longer believes the Supreme Court is impartial

In one recent poll, a majority of Americans opined that Supreme Court justices let partisan views influence major rulings.

Democrats say the court no longer mirrors society, a disconnect that spans politics and religion.

Republicans counter that the high court’s job is to serve the Constitution, not to please the public.

President Donald Trump, left, walks with Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Monday, July 22, 2019, in Washington.

Former Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama each appointed two Supreme Court justices in a two-term, eight-year presidency.

Members of the Supreme Court sit for a new group portrait following the addition of Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, at the Supreme Court building in Washington, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022.

“There’s a good chance that, sooner or later, we will get term limits for the Supreme Court,” Somin said. »

Divisive influencer Tate loses appeal against asset seizures

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A court in Romania's capital Bucharest has ruled against an appeal by the divisive social media personality Andrew Tate who challenged asset seizures by prosecutors who are investigating him on charges of being part of an organized crime group and human trafficking, an official said Wednesday.

FILE - Andrew Tate leaves the Court of Appeal, in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. »

Africa should not be arena for international competition, says Chinese foreign minister

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ADDIS ABABA, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Africa should not be an arena for competition between world powers, China's Foreign Minister Qin Gang said on Wednesday, opening a new headquarters for a pan-African health body at the start of five-country Africa tour.

A trusted aide of President Xi Jinping and former ambassador to the United States, Qin was appointed foreign minister last month.

His visit marks the 33rd consecutive year that Africa has been the destination of the Chinese foreign minister's first overseas tour of the calendar year. »