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Ginsburg Remembered as Champion of Justice as Struggle Continues Over Her Successor

September 24, 2020
Peter Baker | The New York Times
They came from far and near on a bright, warm, early autumn day, the powerful and the powerless, filled with appreciation and anxiety, to pay tribute to the daughter of a Brooklyn bookkeeper who changed the law of the land so that future generations would not have to face the obstacles that she overcame.
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Senate Republicans push for rapid confirmation of still-unnamed Supreme Court nominee

September 24, 2020
Seung Min Kim, Erica Werner | The Washington Post
The timeline for a hearing as tentatively envisioned by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) is unprecedented in modern history, particularly during an era in which toxic partisan fights over the judiciary have only further polarized the Senate. If he sticks to his preliminary schedule, the Senate would be on track to hold a final confirmation vote by the end of October to replace liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday.
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‘The hits just keep coming’: Congress stumbles from crisis to crisis

September 24, 2020
John Bresnahan, Melanie Zanona, Sarah Ferris | POLITICO
The House and Senate have spent the past two years staring down some of the most consequential political events of recent decades: the longest-ever government shutdown; a presidential impeachment; a deadly global pandemic; a deepening economic recession that has led to Depression-era levels of unemployment; a long-overdue national reckoning over race and police brutality; and growing tension with China and Iran and even Saudi Arabia.
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Trump appears to secure a Senate majority for his Supreme Court pick, even before naming one

September 23, 2020
Robert Costa, Anne Gearan, Seung Min Kim, Josh Dawsey | The Washington Post
Trump said he would name his nominee Saturday from among five female judges and lawyers the White House describes as “textualists and originalists.” Some Republicans have announced support without knowing the nominee’s identity.
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House Passes Short-Term Funding Bill To Keep Government Running

September 23, 2020
Susan Davis | NPR
A stopgap funding bill to keep the government running through Dec. 11 passed the House 359-57 late Tuesday evening, with one lawmaker voting present. The bill was temporarily delayed over a heated dispute regarding farm aid.
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House Democrats unveil changes to ‘prevent future presidential abuses’

September 23, 2020
Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post
The package, which its architects have informally referred to as “post-Trump reforms,” includes measures to restrain the president’s power to grant pardons and declare national emergencies, to prevent federal officials from enriching themselves and to accelerate the process of enforcing congressional subpoenas in court. It also includes provisions to protect inspectors general and whistleblowers, increase penalties for officials who subvert congressional appropriations or engage in overt political activity and safeguard against foreign election interference.
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Trump says he will announce Supreme Court pick by end of week after meeting with a top candidate for Ginsburg seat

September 22, 2020
Robert Costa, Seung Min Kim, Josh Dawsey | The Washington Post
Trump continued to seek advice from senior White House officials, key Senate Republicans and conservative leaders about his Supreme Court choice, who if confirmed would cement a conservative majority on the court for years. The momentum appeared to grow behind Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, who met with Trump at the White House on Monday, according to two people familiar with her visit.
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Romney backs vote on Supreme Court nominee, clearing way for Trump

September 22, 2020
| POLITICO
Just two Republican senators have asked for the party to put the brakes on the confirmation. And with a 53-seat majority, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) now has the votes he needs to move forward with a nominee.
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Ginsburg Will Lie in State in the Capitol, the First Woman to Be Given the Honor

September 22, 2020
Annie Karni | The New York Times
Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the rare distinction — which has not been bestowed since the death of William Howard Taft, who served as chief justice from 1921 to 1930, after having served as president — on Monday. She described Justice Ginsburg’s death last week as “an incalculable loss for our democracy and for all who sacrifice and strive to build a better future for our children.”
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