The Daily Populous

Sunday April 30th, 2023 day edition

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John Roberts, chief justice of the US supreme court, was brief in his missive to Democratic senator Dick Durbin, who chairs the Senate judiciary committee.

The committee summoned Roberts to testify because it appears that he’s not exactly running a tight ship.

None of those transactions had been detailed on Thomas’s ethics forms, either.

He has been accused of having perjured himself in his subsequent testimony about his behavior toward Hill at his confirmation hearings.

During his long tenure on the court, he has repeatedly had trouble filling out his financial disclosure forms correctly.

Although Thomas may be uniquely prolific in his alleged ethical violations, the problem isn’t unique to him.

Ironically enough, his nonchalance has made the reality even more plain than it was before: the court will not police itself. »

Impeach Clarence Thomas and Remove Dianne Feinstein

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The corrupt relationship between Clarence and Ginni Thomas and the Texas billionaire and right-wing donor Harlan Crow clearly exceeds the standards set by Archbald’s impeachment.

”4 Related Article Clarence Thomas Doesn’t Have to Be Bribed to Shred Basic Rights and Democracy Elie Mystal.

If Democrats want to show they mean business, they could do a lot worse than cleaning house by removing Feinstein—and then impeaching Clarence Thomas.9. »

A Montana lawmaker suggested she’d rather risk her child’s suicide than let her transition

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State Rep. Kerri Seekins-Crowe, a Republican, suggested during a floor debate that she would rather risk her daughter dying by suicide than allow her to transition.

"One of the big issues that we have heard today and we've talked about lately is that without surgery the risk of suicide goes way up.

Montana House Republicans voted this week to censure Rep. Zooey Zephyr, a Democrat and Montana’s first transgender state legislator. »

Australia and New Zealand in the West Papua Conflict

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The drawn-out hostage drama in West Papua over New Zealand pilot Philip Mehrtens has focused Western attention on this neglected area of the world.

The Dutch and later local Melanesian groups within West Papua asserted that the region’s cultural, religious, and ethnic differences mandated separate West Papuan independence.

Foreign policymakers in both countries have shown little willingness to address the unrest or human rights issues in West Papua. »

Sam Alito Says Criticism of Supreme Court Is 'Unfair': 'Practically Nobody Is Defending Us'

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Alito told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published Friday that attacks on the “legitimacy” of the high c ourt are “new during [his] lifetime.”.

And n ow, amid all this, Alito and Republicans insist that it’s “ the Left” that trying to “de-legitimize” the Supreme Court.

In short, no one is “de-legitimizing” the Supreme Court more than themselves , at this point. »