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John Garvey / Washington Post:
I taught and worked with Amy Coney Barrett.  Here's what people get wrong about her faith.  —  John Garvey is president of the Catholic University of America.  He is a former dean of the Boston College Law School and a former president of the Association of American Law Schools.
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Elie Mystal / The Nation:
Amy Coney Barrett Is an Extremist—Just Not the Kind You Think  —  The problem with Trump's Supreme Court nominee has nothing to do with her strongly held religious beliefs and everything to do with her right-wing Republican ones.  —  For three years, I have dreaded writing this piece.
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Democrats intent on making fight over Trump's Supreme Court pick about threat to Obamacare  —  Democrats have declared they want to avoid the “process” trap in the coming Supreme Court nomination battle to replace the court's most liberal justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with a staunch conservative jurist.
CNN:
Sources: Trump intends to choose Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump intends to choose Amy Coney Barrett to be the new Supreme Court justice, according to multiple senior Republican sources with knowledge of the process.  —  In conversations with some senior …
New York Times:
The Judicial Wars Started on Biden's Watch. Can He End Them?
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Trump Selects Amy Coney Barrett to Fill Ginsburg's Seat on the Supreme Court
Nick Morrow / HRC:
The Human Rights Campaign Opposes Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court
CAP Action:
Amy Coney Barrett is a Targeted Missile at the Affordable Care Act and Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions
Discussion: Politico, Axios and The Hill
The Boston Globe:
Barr dishonors Justice Department  —  Many former federal prosecutors have spoken out against Attorney General William Barr, while current federal prosecutors have understandably remained silent.  The attorney general's comments at Hillsdale College, however, compel me to speak out as well.
Discussion: Slate, The Hill and The Guardian
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Katie Benner / New York Times:   Barr's Approach Closes Gap Between Justice Dept. and White House
New York Times:   Justice Dept. Aids Trump's False Narrative on Voting
Richard L. Hasen / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed: Don't fall for claims of voter fraud. Political operatives want to turn errors into a way to throw the election
Discussion: Raw Story
Matthew Brown / Associated Press:
Judge removes Trump public lands boss for serving unlawfully  —  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that President Donald Trump's leading steward of public lands has been serving unlawfully, blocking him from continuing in the position in the latest pushback …
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CNN:   Federal judge removes acting Bureau of Land Management director after finding he has served unlawfully for 424 days
Kirk Siegler / NPR:
Federal Judge Ousts Trump's Top Public Lands Chief
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Raw Story
Dan Diamond / Politico:
'It's like every red flag': Trump-ordered HHS ad blitz raises alarms  —  The health department is moving quickly on a highly unusual advertising campaign to “defeat despair” about the coronavirus, a $300 million-plus effort that was shaped by a political appointee close to President Donald Trump …
Discussion: The Root, Mediaite and Raw Story
Jill Colvin / Associated Press:
It's ‘now or never’ for ex-Trump aides weighing speaking out  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Neumann wrestled with the decision for weeks.  She worried about the backlash, the impact it would have on her career, potential threats to her family.  —  But the former Department of Homeland Security official …
Kristina Wong / Breitbart:
10 Disturbing Revelations from FBI Special Agent William Barnett on the FBI's Michael Flynn Probe  —  The Justice Department on Thursday released a summary of its interview of a former FBI special agent who revealed damaging information on the initial FBI counterintelligence …
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Hannah Beech / New York Times:
‘I Feel Sorry for Americans’: A Baffled World Watches the U.S.  —  From Myanmar to Canada, people are asking: How did a superpower allow itself to be felled by a virus?  And why won't the president commit to a peaceful transition of power?  —  BANGKOK — Myanmar is a poor country struggling …
Discussion: Raw Story
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
This is not a drill.  The Reichstag is burning.  —  America, this is not a drill.  The Reichstag is burning.  —  For five years, my colleagues and I have taken pains to avoid Nazi comparisons.  It is usually hyperbolic, and counterproductive, to label the right “fascists” …
Discussion: The Mahablog
Elizabeth Beyer / madison.com:
State GOP leaders send cease-and-desist letter to Madison Clerk ahead of ballot collection event  —  The state's two most powerful Republican lawmakers sent a cease-and-desist letter to the Madison City Clerk's Office on Friday ahead of a ballot collection event to be held in city parks Saturday …
Discussion: Political Wire
Ben Guarino / Washington Post:
Fewer than 1 in 10 Americans show signs of past coronavirus infection, large national study finds  —  This suggests millions may still be vulnerable to infection, authors say  —  Fewer than 1 in 10 Americans showed signs of past infection with the novel coronavirus as of late July …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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The Lancet:
Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in a large nationwide sample of patients on dialysis in the USA: a cross-sectional study
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Michael Grunwald / Politico:
2020 is the Year Trump Was Worried About  —  Awesome news: The stock market is rocking!  —  Also: It's no longer so hard to buy toilet paper or hand sanitizer!  —  And ... um ... well ... sports are back, mostly!  As a diehard Miami Heat fan, I can't remember the last time I saw something this awesome.
Discussion: The Independent
Peter Jamison / Washington Post:
The pandemic has devastated downtown D.C. Some fear the damage is permanent.  —  From the nation's capital to New York to L.A., the impact of the economic collapse could be irreversible.  —  It's evening rush hour in the nation's capital, and the McPherson Square Metro station on a September Tuesday is all but empty.
Steven Shepard / Politico:
‘Help me’: Graham begs for cash in tighter-than-expected race  —  Lindsey Graham started the summer with more cash in the bank than any Republican senator other than Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.  But now he's begging for money.  —  Twice on Thursday, Graham, the chairman …
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
How a Pledge to Dismantle the Minneapolis Police Collapsed  —  When a majority of City Council members promised to “end policing as we know it” after George Floyd's killing, they became a case study in how idealistic calls for structural change can falter.  —  MINNEAPOLIS — Over three months ago …
Cleve Wootson / Washington Post:
Thousands of Proud Boys plan to rally in Portland, setting up another clash in a combustible city  —  PORTLAND, Ore. — Thousands of members of the far-right Proud Boys plan to mass at a park here on Saturday afternoon, setting up another clash of liberal and conservative extremes in a city …
Jeremy Olson / Star Tribune:
COVID-19 surveys halted in Minnesota amid racism, intimidation  —  A door-to-door COVID-19 testing survey has been halted due to multiple incidents of residents intimidating and shouting racial and ethnic slurs at state and federal public health survey teams.  —  TEXT SIZE  —  MORE
Discussion: Power Line and NBC Chicago
 
 
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Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
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Trump readies a debate onslaught — and Biden allies worry