Quick Glance: New conflict of interest allegations against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
- ProPublica reveals that Thomas has been involved in private dinners for major donors to the Koch network.
- In 2021, Americans for Prosperity, a Koch entity, successfully challenged state laws regarding donor disclosure.
- The network is now supporting a challenge to a longstanding Supreme Court regulatory precedent.
- Thomas did not recuse himself from the 2021 case and it is uncertain if he will do so in the current case.
Quick Glance: US Judge Overturns California's High-Capacity Gun Magazine Ban
- A federal judge in California declared the ban on magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition unconstitutional.
- The judge ruled that the ban violated firearms owners' Second Amendment rights.
- The ban was criticized for going too far by preventing the lawful use of magazines, including for self-defense.
- California's Attorney General plans to appeal the decision.
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Quick Glance: Gabriel warns of negative consequences of another Trump election
- A re-election of Trump would have serious consequences for Germany and Europe.
- Gabriel warns of negative impact on Ukraine in the event of Trump's re-election.
- Trump does not consider alliances like NATO as valuable.
- Germany and Europe are urged to prepare for difficult times in the event of a second Trump presidency.
Quick Glance: Five Indicators of Republican Electoral Setbacks
- Republicans have faced multiple electoral and legal defeats, raising concerns about their ability to regain the White House.
- A recent Harvard-Harris survey showed that Trump would have the support of 44 percent of Americans in a presidential election matchup against Biden, compared to just 40 percent for the incumbent. However, the GOP's national improvement has not translated into success at the state level, where the party suffered losses in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Florida.
- In August, Ohio voters rejected a Republican attempt to make it harder to protect abortion rights in the state constitution.
- In July, a court in New York ordered lawmakers to redraw electoral boundaries, which is expected to give Democrats an advantage in several more seats.
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Quick Glance: The Patriot: Mark Milley's Defense of the Constitution
- How General Mark Milley defended the Constitution against Donald Trump
- According to Robert Gates, former Secretary of Defense under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, no Joint Chiefs chairman has ever faced the same test as Milley.
- Milley referred to Trump as crazy.
- Milley emphasized that apologies are demonstrations of strength.
Quick Glance: Lachlan Murdoch Inherits Global Media Empire
- Over a span of seven decades, Rupert Murdoch, 92, built a global media empire starting from a single Australian newspaper.
- The Murdoch family manages News Corporation and Fox Corporation through a family trust.
- The family trust holds nearly 40 percent of the voting shares in both companies.
- Rod Tiffen, an emeritus professor at the University of Sydney, criticizes Lachlan's ascent to the leadership of News Corporation and Fox Corporation.
Quick Glance: Ex-White House Staffer Accuses Giuliani of Sexual Assault
- Former Trump White House staffer Cassidy Hutchinson accuses Rudy Giuliani of sexually assaulting her on January 6, 2021, shortly before the Capitol insurrection.
- In her new book 'Enough,' Hutchinson describes Giuliani slipping his hand 'under my blazer, then my skirt' while they were backstage at Trump's speech.
- A spokesperson for Giuliani has denied the allegations.
- Meanwhile, the lawyer who had been leading Giuliani's defense in his legal challenges is suing the former New York City mayor for $1.3 million in unpaid fees.
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Quick Glance: Brazil's Supreme Court Rejects Time Limit on Indigenous Land Claims
- Brazil's Supreme Court voted overwhelmingly against a time limit on Indigenous land claims.
- Nine out of eleven justices rejected the deadline, stating that it contradicted constitutional guarantees on Indigenous rights to ancestral lands.
- The ruling is a significant victory for Brazil's Indigenous peoples and a blow to the agribusiness lobby.
- The decision will help resolve approximately 300 pending land recognition claims, protecting Indigenous communities from land-grabbers and illegal activities.
Quick Glance: Ron DeSantis: Problem with GOP Vaccine Skepticism
- DeSantis openly aligned himself with vaccine skepticism, which is rare among presidential candidates.
- He discussed placing conspiracy theorist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in a top public health role.
- His team criticized Trump's early push for the Covid vaccine.
- DeSantis is praised for rejecting lockdowns and vaccine mandates.
Quick Glance: Trump disappoints union leaders despite promises for workers
- Union leaders say Trump's record speaks for itself
- Union members support Biden more than Trump
- Trump attempts to prevent union dues
- Trump has abandoned some communities that supported him
Quick Glance: US Senator Menendez Indicted for Bribery
- Indictment unsealed against chair of powerful foreign relations committee and his wife
- Menendez, Democratic senator from New Jersey, allegedly accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes
- He is accused of using his influence to benefit the Government of Egypt
- Further allegations include attempting to disrupt a criminal investigation
Quick Glance: Joyful Tears: Brazil's Supreme Court Makes Landmark Ruling on Indigenous Lands
- Brazil's Supreme Court ruled to protect the land rights of Indigenous people, eliminating the immediate threat of rolling back these protections.
- The court evaluated a lawsuit brought by Santa Catarina state, supported by farmers, to prevent an Indigenous group from expanding their territorial claim.
- According to Justice Luiz Fux, who cast the deciding vote, areas occupied by Indigenous people and those connected to their ancestry and traditions have constitutional protection, even if they are not officially demarcated.
- The lawsuit endangered the status of Brazil's numerous Indigenous territories, as stated by the rights group Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (Apib).
Attorneys for former Pres. Trump and his co-defendants in the New York attorney general's $250 million fraud lawsuit are scheduled to appear in New York ... Show more
Quick Glance: Judge to Decide on Summary Judgment in $250M Lawsuit Against Trump
- The trial is scheduled for October 2nd.
- Attorneys defend former President Donald Trump and co-defendants in the $250 million fraud case brought by the New York Attorney General's office.
- Judge Engoron will hear arguments on a motion for summary judgment.
- Trump denies any wrongdoing and requests the judge to make a decision based on insufficient evidence prior to the trial.
Quick Glance: Biden establishes office for gun control
- President Biden advocates for gun safety laws
- Vice President Harris oversees the office for gun control
- Thousands of people die each year in the US due to gun violence
- Democrats support stricter gun laws to reduce violence
Quick Glance: No Labels in Arizona: Democratic Concerns about Biden Spoiler
- Over 15,000 people in Arizona have registered to join a new political party supporting a potential bipartisan 'unity ticket' against Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
- In Arizona, which Biden won by about 10,000 votes, the state Democratic Party sued Secretary of State Adrian Fontes, also a Democrat, in an attempt to prevent No Labels from appearing on the ballot.
- Richard Grayson described it as a kind of performance art and promptly endorsed Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris after switching to No Labels.
- In Arizona, Biden was endorsed by former Republican Senator Jeff Flake and Cindy McCain, the widow of Senator John McCain - a lifelong Republican who publicly clashed with Trump.
Quick Glance: Newsom urges SCOTUS to review ruling on homeless encampments
- Newsom is urging the Supreme Court to review the controversial ruling on homeless encampments.
- The ruling has 'paralyzed' California cities by prohibiting them from clearing homeless encampments.
- Newsom promises to intervene in the case to restore officials' authority.
- The Supreme Court will decide whether to accept the case.
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Quick Glance: Corruption: Son of Ousted Gabonese President Faces Bribery Charges
- Chemirmir exploited his role as a caregiver or maintenance worker to gain access to care homes in north Texas.
- Another drone strike in Dembecha allegedly resulted in the deaths of about 18 people.
- The EU provided financial support to the project aimed at enhancing the capacity of the electoral commission.
- The union also emphasized that the funding withdrawal will encourage responsible management of EU development funds.
Quick Glance: Lawsuit filed against Rudy Giuliani for unpaid legal fees
- Giuliani's former attorney is suing him for outstanding bills totaling $1.36 million.
- Giuliani has only paid $214,000 and still has an outstanding balance of $1.36 million.
- Attorney Robert Costello and his law firm also provided legal representation for Giuliani in various lawsuits.
- To cut costs, Giuliani has represented himself in certain legal disputes.
Quick Glance: The West's Modi Challenge
- The US and its allies view India as a key economic and diplomatic partner.
- The images of the Indian Prime Minister leading the world's most powerful people at the G20 summit have strengthened Modi's domestic image and highlighted India's global rise as a diplomatic and economic power.
- According to the Financial Times, Biden and other western leaders expressed concerns about Canada's allegations to the Indian leader during the summit.
- These countries have placed their geopolitical bet on India, specifically on Modi.
Quick Glance: Biden plans to reduce medical bills in credit reports
- Proposals aim to financially aid families after medical crises and prevent coercive debt collection practices.
- Improvements in credit report accuracy will ensure creditors do not rely on flawed data.
- Vice President Kamala Harris and consumer finance watchdog Rohit Chopra announced the proposals.
- Harris stated that over 100 million Americans have unpaid medical debt.
Quick Glance: Garland to Testify Before Congress, Focus on His Record
- With a few words, President Biden caused turmoil among the leadership of the Justice Department.
- Garland also aimed to reassure the Justice Department staff.
- When Garland assumed the role of attorney general in March 2021, the president's son was already under investigation by Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, a nominee of the previous administration.
- The president and his attorney general rarely make joint public appearances.
Quick Glance: Conservatives target liberal justices on state Supreme Courts
- As political fights across the country become more contentious, important decisions on issues like gerrymandering are being brought to state Supreme Courts.
- This has turned overlooked questions about judicial appointments into fierce political battles, including in Wisconsin and North Carolina.
- Liberal justices on state Supreme Courts are facing criticism and opposition in two states.
- In Wisconsin, if impeachment moves forward, there will be an immediate lawsuit challenging its validity, which would then go to the state Supreme Court.
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