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Nina Totenberg / NPR:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87  —  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural, and feminist icon has died.  The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from cancer.
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Nina Totenberg / NPR:
A Five-Decade-Long Friendship That Began With A Phone Call  —  Audio will be available later today.  —  In 1971, newly assigned to cover the Supreme Court, I was reading a brief in what would ultimately be the landmark case of Reed v. Reed.  It argued that the Fourteenth Amendment equal protection clause applied to women.
Barack Obama:
My Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg  —  Sixty years ago, Ruth Bader Ginsburg applied to be a Supreme Court clerk.  She'd studied at two of our finest law schools and had ringing recommendations.  But because she was a woman, she was rejected.
ABC News:
Donald Trump to put forth nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in coming days: Sources  —  The shortlist includes at least one woman, sources said.  —  Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.  —  Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images  —  President Donald Trump is expected …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87  —  “Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said in a statement.  —  WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday of “complications of metastatic pancreas cancer,” the Supreme Court announced.
Arizona Republic:
Mark Kelly could be sworn into the U.S. Senate early if he wins race, experts say  —  If Mark Kelly defeats incumbent Sen. Martha McSally in Arizona's high-stakes U.S. Senate race, he may not have to wait long to start work in Washington, D.C.  —  Two Republican and Democratic election attorneys agree …
Discussion: Washington Post and Vox
Washington Post:
Trump, Clinton and Obama respond to Ginsburg's death as political fight looms  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who refused to consider former president Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee in the months leading up to the 2016 election, vowed Friday to hold a vote …
Axios:
Trump, McConnell to move fast to replace Ginsburg  —  President Trump will move within days to nominate his third Supreme Court justice in just three-plus short years — and shape the court for literally decades to come, top Republican sources tell Axios.  —  Driving the news …
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
3 Big Ways RBG's Death Could Have An Immediate SCOTUS Impact  —  Even before it's determined whether President Trump will get to fill the seat left vacant by the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, her absence could have a big impact on disputes already before or likely headed to the Supreme Court.
Discussion: Japan Times and Politico
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court's Feminist Icon, Is Dead at 87  —  The second woman appointed to the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg's pointed and powerful dissenting opinions earned her late-life rock stardom.  —  Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court …
Irin Carmon / New York Magazine:
The Glorious RBG I learned, while writing about her, that her precision disguised her warmth.  —  Ruth Bader Ginsburg used to instruct her clerks to get it right and keep it tight, so I'll try to do the same.  Only someone so stubborn and single-minded, someone so in love with the work …
Discussion: ACLU
Rebecca Shabad / NBC News:
Schumer: Senate must not fill Ginsburg vacancy ‘until we have a new president’  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Friday night that the Senate should not fill the vacancy left by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death “until we have a new president.”
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
McConnell: Trump's Supreme Court nominee ‘will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate’  —  Ginsburg, 87, died Friday from complications surrounding metastatic pancreas cancer  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said unequivocally Friday night that President Trump's …
John Wagner / Washington Post:   Battle over the replacement of Ruth Bader Ginsburg rages as tributes to late justice pour in
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Here Are the Ways to Stop Mitch and Trump From Replacing RBG
Discussion: Raw Story
NBC News:
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:   What Ruth Bader Ginsburg Would Want America to Do Now
Matthew Choi / Politico:
Trump at Minnesota rally: Biden will turn state into a ‘refugee camp’
Devin Dwyer / ABC News:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, powerhouse Supreme Court Justice, dies at 87
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight and Redstate
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Biden's fact-free ‘Park Avenue vs. Scranton’ line: A reminder that the major media will never fact-check Biden
Discussion: Breitbart, Townhall and The Daily Beast
New York Times:
A Deal on Drug Prices Undone by White House Insistence on ‘Trump Cards’  —  The White House and the pharmaceutical industry were nearing a major deal to lower drug prices.  Then the administration demanded that $100 cash cards be sent to millions of seniors before the election — and the industry balked.
Discussion: Axios, Raw Story, Mediaite and Mother Jones
Tom Batchelor / Newsweek:
Hundreds of Heavily-Armed Gun Activists Surround Michigan State Capitol  —  Hundreds of pro-gun activists have demonstrated at Michigan's State Capitol in support of the right to open-carry firearms inside the government building.  —  Heavily-armed protestors, some waving Confederate flags …
Discussion: MLive.com and The Hill
Noah Weiland / New York Times:
Emails Detail Effort to Silence C.D.C. and Question Its Science  —  Emails from a former top Trump health official and his science adviser show how the two refused to accept Centers for Disease Control and Prevention science and sought to silence the agency.
Task & Purpose:
New emails reveal the chaotic final days of Brett Crozier's command of the USS Theodore Roosevelt  —  The situation was so dire on the USS Theodore Roosevelt that by March 30 leaders on the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier found themselves “inside a tornado fighting a war,” …
indystar:
Satchuel Cole, leader in the fight for racial equality in Indianapolis, lied about own race  —  Satchuel Cole, a highly visible community leader advocating for racial and social justice in Indiana, has apologized for misleading people about Cole's own race, saying “I have taken up space as a Black person while knowing I am white.”
Discussion: The Daily Caller
 
 
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