On Wednesday, Florida’s attorney general requested that the Supreme Court rule on the question of whether states have the authority to control how social media companies manage content on their platforms. The action refers one of the contentiousest discussions of the internet era to the nation’s highest court.
The legitimacy of state laws in Florida and Texas prohibiting social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube from limiting or preventing some forms of political expression is in question. The two comparable statutes have been the subject of conflicting decisions by federal appeals courts; last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld Texas’s law while the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit struck down Florida’s law.
In her petition to the Supreme Court, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody stated that “that irreconcilable division justifies this Court’s scrutiny.” The petition specifically requests that the court rule on whether the First Amendment forbids governments from requiring platforms to host communication that they do not wish to allow, such as news reports or political posts that they believe to be in violation of their rules.
Health officials in Hawaii say 14 fatalities and 1,132 new COVID-19 infections.
the weekly tally was lower, bringing the total number of cases since the pandemic began to 343,204, down from the prior count. In addition, 14 more fatalities were recorded by health officials, bringing the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in the state to 1,679.
A 30-year-old lady from Oahu who was not hospitalised and a 40-year-old guy from Maui who was hospitalised due to underlying problems were both among those who passed away. All the others were older than 70. The state’s seven-day average of new cases decreased to 148 from the 161 instances that were reported on September 14 to. The week-over-week infection count is based on a later set of seven days than the average.
Since June 1st, the daily average has generally decreased. According to health officials, the true numbers are thought to be at least five to six times higher because unreported results from home test kits are not included in these estimates.
Republican candidate for the Ohio House exaggerates military service.
Republican J.R. Majewski describes himself as an Air Force combat veteran who travelled to Afghanistan following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks while running for Congress in northwest Ohio.
Military documents provide a different perspective. He spent six months helping to load jets at an air base in Qatar, a longtime ally of the United States and a safe distance from the conflict, according to the documents, which show he never deployed to Afghanistan.
Majewski’s narrative of his military service is merely one part of a dubious biography that also details how he spent his post-military life amid financial pressure, violent acts against the United States government, and conspiracy theories.
Election authorities in Pennsylvania are getting ready, and mail-in ballots.
The state is contributing extra funds to ensure a smooth voting process as preparations for Pennsylvania’s election on November 8 get under way.
The Dauphin County Commissioners have approved plans to use Act 88 state cash to strengthen election integrity, which is something that all counties will eventually do. Additional training for poll workers is one of their top goals.
Additionally, the Dauphin County, which is under Republican control, will relocate three polling locations—two in Harrisburg and one in Lower Paxton Township—and modernise its IT infrastructure. Voters who will be impacted will be informed before the election. According to Elections Director Jerry Feaser, “We do now have the financing under Act 88 and want to move forward with it.” For the general election, Dauphin County will mail 20,000 ballots, and according to Feaser, efforts are being made to install a drop box outside the structure.
Town made erroneous payments and neglected to protect cash, according to a North Carolina auditor.
Robersonville, a community of about 1,500 people in northeastern North Carolina, has multiple accounting problems, according to a probe by state auditor Beth Wood.
On October 6, 2020, the North Carolina Local Government Commission took over management of Robersonville’s financial operations since the town had neglected to file an annual audit for the fiscal years 2018 and 2019. The town’s yearly budget was $5.3 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, according to the auditor’s inquiry report.
According to the 38-page assessment, Robersonville also failed to put up and maintain an accounting system that would have shown specifics of all assets, liabilities, equity, income, and expenses. The town also disregarded a North Carolina law requiring a finance officer to follow generally recognised accounting procedures in government.