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US Marco Rubio says Fort Myers 'no longer exists' after Hurricane Ian

18:00  03 october  2022
18:00  03 october  2022 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Hurricane Ian lashes Cuba, aims at Florida as possible Cat 4

  Hurricane Ian lashes Cuba, aims at Florida as possible Cat 4 HAVANA (AP) — A strengthening Hurricane Ian’s rain and winds lashed Cuba’s western tip, where authorities have evacuated 50,000 people, as it roared on a path that could see it hit Florida’s west coast as a Category 4 hurricane. © Provided by Associated Press Workers remove a boat from the water in the bay of Havana, Cuba, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Hurricane Ian was growing stronger as it approached the western tip of Cuba on a track to hit the west coast of Florida as a major hurricane as early as Wednesday.

The Supreme Court is still investigating how a draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked and has yet to issue a report or disclose the identity of the leaker, five months after the probe was announced.

On May 2, Politico published a draft of the decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the major abortion decision that would eventually overturn Roe v. Wade. The unprecedented leak triggered protests across the country and at the Justices' homes that continued for months.

Seated from left to right: Justices Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor Standing from left to right: Justices Brett M. Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil M. Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett. Photograph by Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States © Photograph by Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States Seated from left to right: Justices Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor Standing from left to right: Justices Brett M. Kavanaugh, Elena Kagan, Neil M. Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett. Photograph by Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

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Residents trapped, 911 down as Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida

  Residents trapped, 911 down as Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida Residents are trapped by water in homes and streets are unrecognizable, underwater as Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida on, Wednesday afternoon, crashing into the coast with sustained wind of 155 mph. 1/3 SLIDES © the Naples Police Department The scene in Naples, Fla., near where Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday afternoon with sustained winds of 150 mph and a 12- to 18-foot storm surge. Photo courtesy of the Naples Police Department 2/3 SLIDES © NOAA/UPI A satellite image shows Hurricane Ian Tuesday off the coast of Key West, Florida.

In a rare statement, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said on May 3 that the Court would investigate how the opinion got out, and said the leak "was a singular and egregious breach of that trust that is an affront to the Court and the community of public servants who work here."

Pro-life demonstrators outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday, June 24, 2022. Valerie Plesch/Bloomberg via Getty Images © Valerie Plesch/Bloomberg via Getty Images Pro-life demonstrators outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday, June 24, 2022. Valerie Plesch/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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However, five months later to the day, on the first day of the court's new term, the leaker's identity is still unknown. Over the summer, reports surfaced that the Court was seeking access to the phone records of law clerks in an effort to learn how the opinion may have leaked out.

Tropical Storm Ian still pounding Florida in '500-year flooding event'; 2.6M without power: Live updates

  Tropical Storm Ian still pounding Florida in '500-year flooding event'; 2.6M without power: Live updates A section of the Sanibel Causeway collapsed into San Carlos Bay, cutting off access to the barrier island. Tropical Storm Ian updates.The death toll was rising and residents desperately sought rescue Thursday as historically powerful Hurricane Ian, now a tropical storm, hammered Florida with heavy rain and strong winds, one of the strongest systems in U.S. history.

The Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File © AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File The Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File

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In September, Associate Justice Elena Kagan said she was hopeful for an update on the investigation by the end of the month.

Also in September, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch said at a conference that he hopes the committee overseeing the investigation into the leaker has a report "soon," according to a Wall Street Journal report. It's unclear if that investigation report would be made available to the public.

"The chief justice appointed an internal committee to oversee the investigation," Gorsuch said at the 10th Circuit Bench and Bar Conference in Colorado Springs on Sept. 8. "That committee has been busy, and we’re looking forward to their report, I hope soon."

Ian leaves scenes of recovery, despair on Florida coast .
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Just days after Hurricane Ian struck, a crowd of locals gathered under a huge banyan tree at a motel's outdoor tiki bar for drink specials and live music. Less than 10 miles away, crews were finishing the search for bodies on a coastal barrier island. Even closer, entire families were trying to get comfortable for the night in a mass shelter housing more than 500 storm victims. On a coast where a few miles meant the difference between life and death, relief and ruin, the contrasting scenes of reality less than two weeks since the hurricane's onslaught are jarring, and they point to the way disaster can mean so many different things to different people.

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