The Daily Populous

Friday May 5th, 2023 day edition

image for Clarence Thomas — who let a GOP megadonor foot bills for him for years — said being a Supreme Court justice 'is not worth doing for what they pay'

In a 2001 speech, Thomas said serving on the Supreme Court wasn't worth it for the money.

A group of Democratic lawmakers wants to withhold funding from the court until it adopts a code of ethics.

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"The job is not worth doing for what they pay," Thomas said during a speech in 2001, The New York Post reported at the time.

The Post reported Thomas cried during the speech and thanked his lawyer who worked on the custody battle.

In 2001, the salary for an associate Supreme Court justice was $178,300, while the chief justice made $186,300.

A group of 15 Democratic lawmakers now wants to withhold $10 million from Supreme Court funding until the court adopts a code of ethics, The Hill reported. »

New York morgue attendant shared ‘graphic’ autopsy images and video on social media

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A New York morgue attendant allegedly shared “graphic and disturbing” autopsy photos and videos to her Instagram and TikTok accounts, according to a lawsuit.

“As a morgue attendant, Sharpton assumed a position of the utmost trust and confidence with Northwell,” the suit states.

She was fired on 17 March after other staff members raised the alarm about her social media postings. »

"No change in bilateral developments": Russian official over media reports claiming India, Russia halted trade talks in rupees

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New Delhi [India], May 5 (ANI): Russia refuted media reports claiming that New Delhi and Moscow have suspended talks to settle bilateral trade in rupees.

A Russian official, on Thursday, told ANI, "No change in bilateral developments, Wishful thinking by Western news agencies.".

She stated that the payments are available between Rupee and Ruble and Ruble Rupee on the territory of the Russian Federation. »