The Daily Populous

Saturday April 29th, 2023 morning edition

image for Jane Roberts, who is married to Chief Justice John Roberts, made $10.3 million in commissions from elite law firms, whistleblower documents show

Jane Roberts was paid more than $10 million by a host of elite law firms, a whistleblower alleges.

At least one of those firms argued a case before Chief Justice Roberts after paying his wife hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Two years after John Roberts' confirmation as the Supreme Court's chief justice in 2005, his wife, Jane Sullivan Roberts, made a pivot.

"When I found out that the spouse of the chief justice was soliciting business from law firms, I knew immediately that it was wrong," the whistleblower, Kendal B.

Price, who worked alongside Jane Roberts at the legal recruiting firm Major, Lindsey & Africa, told Insider in an interview.

In an emailed statement, John Cashman, the president of Major, Lindsey & Africa, said that Jane Roberts was "one of several very successful recruiters" at the firm.

Mark Jungers, another one of Jane Roberts' former colleagues, said that Jane was smart, talented, and good at her job. »

‘This was demonic:’ Florida Uber Eats driver killed, dismembered during delivery run

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PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – A man is accused of killing and dismembering an Uber Eats driver delivering food to his home, according to the Pasco County sheriff.

Deputies searched Thursday for the missing Uber Eats driver and Uber Eats provided law enforcement with information on his last whereabouts.

GPS data showed the driver was last at a home along Moog Road in Holiday, Florida, according to the sheriff. »

Washington passes law requiring consent before companies collect health data

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A new Washington state law will require companies to receive a user’s explicit consent before they can collect, share, or sell their health data.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed the My Health, My Data bill into law on Thursday, giving users the right to withdraw consent at any time and have their data deleted.

The law should help shield users’ health data from the companies and organizations not included under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which prevents certain medical providers from disclosing “individually identifiable” health information without consent. »

Philippines reports 'confrontation' with Chinese vessels in South China Sea

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A China Coast Guard vessel towers over a Philippine Coast Guard vessel at Ayungin Shoal, maintaining a distance of only 50 yards.

MANILA - The Philippines Coast Guard said on Friday (April 28) it was involved in a confrontation with Chinese vessels that made "dangerous maneuvers" in the South China Sea, the latest in a string of tense maritime interactions between the two countries.

The Coast Guard said that during the April 18-24 mission, it identified more than 100 "alleged Chinese maritime militia vessels, a People's Liberation Army Navy corvette class and two China Coast Guard vessels" within the Philippines' 200-mile exclusive economic zone. »

Green energy surge cuts east-coast power costs from record highs

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Significant growth in clean energy output and the impact of emergency fossil fuel price caps are continuing to drive down wholesale electricity costs on the eastern seaboard from last year’s unprecedented highs.

Large-scale renewable energy and rooftop solar panels pushed wholesale power prices below $0 more often than ever for this time of the year.

Coal remained the power grid’s largest contributor, accounting for 58 per cent of generation across the quarter. »