The Daily Populous

Thursday April 13rd, 2023 morning edition

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Delaware Superior Court Judge Eric Davis on Wednesday sanctioned Fox News and its parent company, Fox Corp., for withholding evidence in the Dominion defamation suit and said he's considering further investigation and censure.

One of Grossberg's attorneys, Parisis G. Filippatos, said that lawyers for Dominion Voting Systems played recordings Fox News producer Abby Grossberg made during 2020, which were not handed over to Dominion's lawyers during discovery.

Giuliani also said he "can't prove" that then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had an interest in Dominion.

Grossberg, a former producer for Fox hosts Bartiromo and Tucker Carlson, has sued Fox News and said her deposition was coerced.

"As counsel explained to the Court, FOX produced the supplemental information from Ms. Grossberg when we first learned it," Fox News said in a statement Wednesday.

The surprise evidence and sanction come days before the trial is scheduled to begin in the $1.6 billion defamation case Dominion Voting Systems filed against Fox News and Fox Corp. Davis also said Wednesday he was considering appointing a special master to investigate the Fox legal teams' actions.

On Tuesday, Davis expressed frustration at Fox News for not being straightforward about Rupert Murdoch's role as a leader at Fox News. »

Expelled Tennessee House Democrat Justin Pearson Reinstated

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A second Tennessee House Democrat has been reinstated after Republicans expelled him for protesting with gun control advocates.

Pearson and fellow Democratic state Rep. Justin Jones were expelled for protesting on March 30 in the House chamber, which Republican lawmakers called “disorderly behavior” that “brought dishonor to the House of Representatives.”

Democrats Justin Jones and Justin Pearson were expelled from the Tennessee state House for protesting in support of gun restrictions. »

Trump sues ex-lawyer Michael Cohen after grand jury testimony

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"Mr. Trump is once again using and abusing the judicial system as a form of harassment and intimidation against Michael Cohen," Davis said.

Trump, who is running for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, pleaded not guilty to 34 counts of falsifying business records.

Cohen was a top executive at Trump's real estate company and then worked as his personal lawyer when Trump became president in 2017. »

Republican lawmaker tells women to ‘get off the abortion conversation’ as future of critical drug in jeopardy

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“Isn’t a federal judge saying on a national level that a pill cannot be administered the opposite of states’ rights?”

He replied that “states started this” but “now the federal government is coming in and dictating theirs”.

Mifepristone is one of a two-drug protocol for medication abortion, a procedure that accounts for more than half of all abortions nationwide. »

Massive Chinese build-up near Doklam rings alarm bells in Indian military

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Doklam is an isolated plateau, which was hardly patrolled by Chinese or Bhutanese forces before 2017, when the Indian military came into the scene.

Indian military planners believe any activity in China-controlled Bhutanese territory to the west of Doklam would threaten India’s security interests.

The top Indian Army leadership recently met Indian officials engaged in capacity-building of the Bhutanese military in Haa district. »