The Daily Populous

Saturday March 18th, 2023 night edition

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A federal court in Florida has denied an attempt to block an injunction issued against Governor Ron DeSantis' flagship "Stop WOKE Act" which prevents it from being implemented at universities.

Critics have accused the Act of violating the First Amendment, as well as having the potential to harm race relations.

DeSantis' office said they still expect the policy will be fully passed into law.

The appeal is ongoing, and we remain confident that the law is constitutional," Bryan Griffin, DeSantis' press secretary, told Newsweek.

In his ruling, Walker made a reference to George Orwell's novel 1984 while condemning the legislation as "positively dystopian.".

Walker had previously blocked the law from affecting businesses in Florida in August 2022.

"Any law that limits the free exchange of ideas in university classrooms should lose both in the court of law and the court of public opinion.". »

OnPolitics: Lawmaker push bill for a four day work week

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OnPolitics: Lawmaker push bill for a four day work week.

It would require overtime pay at a rate of time and half for any employee who works more than 32 hours in one week.

: While it's unlikely to pass through Congress, it does continue the pandemic influenced conversation about current work conditions and what work may look like in the future. »

BREAKING: ICC issues arrest warrants for Putin, Russian official tied to kidnapping of Ukrainian children

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued arrest warrants for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova, the Russian official allegedly overseeing the forced deportations of Ukrainian children to Russia.

In its statement, the ICC writes that it believes Putin “bears individual criminal responsibility” as the leader of Russia for the crimes committed against Ukrainian children.

"I applaud the ICC decision to issue arrest warrants for Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova over forcible transfer of Ukrainian children. »

Man arrested for 'threatening' MBTA riders with pet rat named Jerry

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57 y/o Boston man well known to TPD for causing disturbances w/his pet rat was arrested at #MBTA Oak Grove on 3/16 4PM for threatening folks w/his rat.

Jerry the Rat was turned over to AC. — MBTA Transit Police (@MBTATransitPD) March 17, 2023.

In December, police said riders felt "unsafe" when a man had his pet rat sitting on his shoulder on the bus at Jackson Square. »