The Daily Populous

Wednesday July 12nd, 2023 evening edition

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Several lawyers who have had business before the supreme court, including one who successfully argued to end race-conscious admissions at universities, paid money to a top aide to Justice Clarence Thomas, according to the aide’s Venmo transactions.

Vasisht’s Venmo account – which was public prior to requesting comment for this article and is no longer – show that he received seven payments in November and December 2019 from lawyers who previously served as Thomas legal clerks.

Consovoy clerked for Thomas during the 2008-09 term and was considered a rising star in conservative legal circles.

None of the lawyers who made payments responded to emailed questions from the Guardian.

Thomas could invite them to his Christmas party and he could attend Christmas parties, as long as they are not discussing any cases.

His Christmas party should not be paid for by lawyers,” Painter said.

But almost all of the lawyers who made the payments are senior litigators at big law firms. »

Kentucky man finds over 700 Civil War-era coins buried in his cornfield

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A Kentucky man got the surprise of his life while digging in his field earlier this year: a cache of over 700 coins from the American Civil War era.

The "Great Kentucky Hoard" includes hundreds of U.S. gold pieces dating to between 1840 and 1863, in addition to a handful of silver coins.

Just one of these coins can go for six figures at auction, and the Great Kentucky Hoard boasts 18 of them. »

Women Protest Iowa Abortion Law Inside Senate: 'We're Not Your Breeders'

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GOP Governor Kim Reynolds welcomed the result and said she would sign the bill into law on Friday.

The Iowa abortion bill was passed during a special legislative session called for the purpose by Gov. Reynolds, with most lawmakers voting along party lines.

A previous bill limiting abortion to around six weeks in the state had been blocked by an Iowa court in 2019. »

'I will be vindicated': MyPillow CEO scrambles to auction items as company’s revenue plummets

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I don’t apologize for it,” said Pence, an evangelical Christian who, in talking about abortion once said, "my faith informs my life.".

I honestly believe that we got this extraordinary opportunity in the country today to restore the sanctity of life to the center of American law.”.

Pence is the only major candidate to support a six-week ban on abortion, which is often before many women even know they are pregnant. »

Tax prep companies shared private taxpayer data with Google and Meta for years, congressional probe finds

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Some of the tax-prep companies still do not know whether the data they shared continues to be held by the tech platforms, the report said.

The Warren aide told CNN it was unclear whether Meta knew it was inappropriately using taxpayer data at the time.

Theoretically, he said, the tax code also affords individual taxpayers the right to file private lawsuits against the tax-prep companies. »