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September 21, 2020
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“RBG and the fight to come.”

In This Episode

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87 years old, setting up a nomination battle to fill her seat with just 43 days to go until the presidential election. Then Kate Kendell of Take Back the Court talks to Jon Lovett about the case for expanding the Supreme Court.


Show Notes


Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  • NPR: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87 
  • NYT: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon, Is Dead at 87
  • The Cut: It Shouldn’t Have Come Down to Her Some will try to blame Ruth Bader Ginsburg for not stepping down sooner. They are missing the point.
  • NYT: Trump Presses for New Justice Without Delayas Election-Season Battle Looms
  • WaPo: Trump says he will move without delayto fill Ginsburgs Supreme Court seat
  • Politico: ‘We’re going to fill the seat’: Supreme Court vacancy provides Trump new rallying cry 
  • CNN: Trump on Supreme Court nominee: ‘It will be a woman’
  • WSJ: Trump to Nominate Woman to Supreme Court Next Week
  • The Hill: Names to watch as Trump picks Ginsburg replacement on Supreme Court 
  • NPR: Sources: Trump Considers Barrett, Lagoa, Rushing For Supreme Court Spot
  • Politico: Trump weighs Barrett, Lagoa for Court seat
  • WaPo: Who Trump might pick for the Supreme Court
  • NPR: The Names On Trump’s List Of Potential Supreme Court Nominees 
  • White House: Additions to President Donald J. Trumps Supreme Court List
  • Alliance for Justice: Trump’s SCOTUS Short List
  • Slate: The Top Contender for RBGs Seat Has a Fundamentally Cruel Vision of the Law
  • WaPo: Who is Amy Coney Barrett, the judge at the top of Trumps list to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg?
  • NYT: Some Worry About Judicial Nominees Ties to a Religious Group
  • USA Today: Trump eyes Cuban American judge from Florida for Supreme Court
  • Alliance for Justice: Barbara Lagoa
  • WaPo: The Senate just confirmed a judge who interned at an anti-LGBTQ group. Shell serve for life.
  • Politico: Ginsburg’s death gives GOP an edge in 2020 legal fights
  • Politico: How RBG’s death will impact hot-button issues before the Supreme Court
  • Buzzfeed News: Ruth Bader Ginsburgs Death Increases The Likelihood That Obamacare Is Repealed Next Year
  • Politico: How the Supreme Court could now limit abortion rights
  • Vox: What Ruth Bader Ginsburgs death means for the future of abortion rights
  • Vox: What Ruth Bader Ginsburgs death means for the Supreme Courts Obamacare case


The Nomination Fight 

  • CNN: Here’s how long it’s taken to confirm past Supreme Court justices
  • NYT: How Mitch McConnell Can Quickly Push Through Trumps Supreme Court Nominee
  • WaPo: McConnell vows Trumps Supreme Court nominee will get a Senate vote
  • NYT: McConnell vows to vote on Supreme Court nominee four years after blocking one.
  • WaPo: Where GOP senators stand on quickly filling Ginsburgs Supreme Court seat
  • Vox: Murkowski and Collins: No Supreme Court vote before Election Day
  • Vox: What we know about a possible Senate vote to replace Justice Ginsburg
  • Politico: Susan Collins says Senate should not vote on SCOTUS nomination before election
  • Denver Post: In first appearance after Ginsburgs death, Gardner declines to say when justice should be replaced
  • Mother Jones: A Long List of GOP Senators Who Promised Not to Confirm a Supreme Court Nominee During an Election Year
  • WaPo: Graham — an institutionalist turned Trump loyalist — will play a central role in Supreme Court battle
  • The Hill: Vulnerable GOP incumbents embrace filling Supreme Court seat this year
  • NYT: The Latest Positions of Key Senators on Ginsburgs Replacement
  • Politico: Pelosi: House has ‘arrows in our quiver’ to delay SCOTUS nomination 
  • CNN: Senate Democrats warn GOP of plans to retaliate if McConnell advances Trump court pick
  • Roll Call: Democrats focus on Supreme Court messaging, not on stalling the Senate
  • Politico: What’s next in the Senate’s colossal Supreme Court fight
  • Axios: Democrats’ Armageddon option
  • Vox: Schumer: Nothing is off the table” in Supreme Court nomination fight
  • Politico: ‘Nothing is off the table’: Supreme Court fight could reshape the Senate
  • Politico: How Democrats Could Pack the Supreme Court in 2021
  • WaPo: The Daily 202: Nine implications of Ruth Bader Ginsburgs death – for 2020 and beyond
  • The Message Box: Making the Case for Court Expansion
  • NBC News: ‘Constitutional abuse’: Biden challenges Senate Republicans in blistering Supreme Court speech
  • Axios: Biden to Senate GOP after RBG passing: “Please follow your conscience”
  • Axios: Pelosi: Trump wants to “crush” ACA with Ginsburg replacement
  • NYT: Joe Bidens Court Vacancy Plan: More Talk of Health Care and the Pandemic
  • Politico: Biden takes cautious approach to SCOTUS storm
  • Politico: Pandemic supercharges campaign battles over Obamacare
  • Kaiser Family Foundation: KFF Health Tracking Poll: The Publics Views on the ACA
  • NYT: A Word Not Uttered by Republican Officials at the Convention: Obamacare
  • Vox: How Obamacare helped millions who lost their jobs during Covid-19, in 3 charts
  •  NBC News: Ten years later, Obamacare is as popular as it’s ever been


SCOTUS and 2020

  • Reuters – Majority of Americans, including many Republicans, say wait for election to replace Ginsburg
  • YouGov – Voters split on confirming a new Supreme Court justice before Inauguration Day
  • FiveThirtyEight – The Senate’s Rural Skew Makes It Very Hard For Democrats To Win The Supreme Court
  • CNN: Unlike 2016, polling this year suggests Democrats more motivated by Supreme Court than Republicans
  • CNN: Why Supreme Court politics in 2020 look way different from 2016 or 2018
  • NYT: Joe Biden’s Court Vacancy Plan: More Talk of Health Care and the Pandemic
  • AP: GOP hopeful Supreme Court battle will help shift election
  • The Atlantic – If You Care About the Court, Don’t Talk About It
  • NYT: Democrats shatter ActBlue’s donation records after Ginsburg’s death.
  • AP: Ginsburg’s death draws big surge of donations to Democrats
  • NYT: Cash Is Flowing Over Confirmation Battle for Supreme Court Vacancy
  • Democracy Docket – The Urgency of Now
  • Bloomberg – Democrats Raise $100 Million in Court Fight, Republicans Mum