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Why a more conservative Supreme Court may be bad for small business

Why a more conservative Supreme Court may be bad for small business

An interior view of the Supreme Court shows the bench draped with black bunting in honor of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Washington, U.S., in this handout photo released to Reuters on September 20, 2020.

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Less than 45 days before the election, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed on, leaving her seat open to a contentious fight that could remake the Supreme Court for generations to come — as well as Main Street.

A case this week exemplifies the wonky, under-the-radar policy changes that could have major implications for small businesses, who are pinned against corporations that the conservative majority has all too frequently favored. Yet this case has an atypical showing of more than 40 state attorneys general lined up in support of small business, a unique yet critical alliance that is appropriately warning the court of the significant consequences an adverse ruling may have to the small business community, and what a consolidated pro-corporate majority could mean for the future.

In 2015, Markkaya Jean Gullet’s Ford Explorer rolled off the road as a result of a tire failure, landing on its roof and killing her in front of her husband and two young children. Earlier that same year, Adam Bandemer was in the passenger seat of a Ford Crown Victoria when its airbag failed to deploy, resulting in a traumatic brain injury from which he will never recover. 

It is clear that Ford Motor Co. should be held accountable for the irresponsible design, safety testing, and manufacturing which inflicted devastating harm. And yet, on Oct. 7, the company will tell the United States Supreme Court that victims of its defective vehicles should not be allowed to file lawsuits in their home states against the company, but instead be forced to

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Premiere: Sipprell Gets Creative With Homemade Visuals For “Bad History”

Premiere: Sipprell Gets Creative With Homemade Visuals For “Bad History”

Last month, South London singer-songwriter Sipprell released her latest EP, Bad History, a six-track collection of gems flecked with dashes of jazz, R&B, Latin influences and electronica, but all focused around her softly-delivered vocals. Today she returns with visuals for the title track which, for obvious reasons, were homemade.

Directed by Aiden Harmitt-Williams, the video was filmed this summer in her flat and clearly the restrictions of lockdown have brought out her inventive side. Starting out as a seemingly lowkey affair, much of the first half centres around shots of Sipprell, relaxing in fairly casual attire, but then we switch to the garden and all of a sudden we’re in another century and she’s dressed in a huge flowing dress with an even larger hat.

“We filmed the video with a very small team at my flat on one of the hottest days of the year,” she told Complex over email. “The idea was to show different versions of myself from different times. We got creative with props and styling and made the most out of the space. It’s very much a homemade lockdown visual. We had fun and I’m proud of how it came out!”

“Bad History” is taken from the EP of the same name, which is out now.

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Sipprell Gets Creative With Homemade Lockdown Visuals For “Bad History”

Sipprell Gets Creative With Homemade Lockdown Visuals For “Bad History”

Last month, South London singer-songwriter Sipprell released her latest EP, Bad History, a six-track collection of gems flecked with dashes of jazz, R&B, Latin influences and electronica, but all focused around her softly-delivered vocals. Today she returns with visuals for the title track which, for obvious reasons, were homemade.

Directed by Aiden Harmitt-Williams, the video was filmed this summer in her flat and clearly the restrictions of lockdown have brought out her inventive side. Starting out as a seemingly lowkey affair, much of the first half centres around shots of Sipprell, relaxing in fairly casual attire, but then we switch to the garden and all of a sudden we’re in another century and she’s dressed in a huge flowing dress with an even larger hat.

“We filmed the video with a very small team at my flat on one of the hottest days of the year,” she told Complex over email. “The idea was to show different versions of myself from different times. We got creative with props and styling and made the most out of the space. It’s very much a homemade lockdown visual. We had fun and I’m proud of how it came out!”

“Bad History” is taken from the EP of the same name, which is out now.

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