Slate: Irony in the timing of Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement.
And while Breyer was possibly a hopeless romantic—right to the bitter end—about the need for civics, cooperation, mutual respect, and dignity on the bench, he has proved to be the most realistic about assessing the moment in which we now find ourselves: a judiciary committee that may deadlock 11–11 and be saved by parliamentary maneuvers; two Democratic senators who are not all that interested in preserving voting rights; and the prospect that a July retirement might not have afforded the president enough runway to get someone confirmed by November.
Newsweek: Brett Kavanaugh hearings may impact nominee to replace Stephen Breyer.
"I expect Republicans and conservative media to treat Stephen Breyer's replacement with the same level of respect that Democrats and liberal media treated Brett Kavanaugh," said Foundation for Liberty & American Greatness President Nick Adams on Twitter. "It's only fair."
Associated Press: Here are three possible Biden nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Associated Press: Wisconsin Legislature passes tougher penalties for protesters.
Courthouse News Service: No free-speech violation in denying pandemic funding to strip clubs, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals says.
“The problem with plaintiffs’ First Amendment claim and the preliminary injunction here is that Congress is not trying to regulate or suppress plaintiffs’ adult entertainment. It has simply chosen not to subsidize it. Such selective, categorical exclusions from a government subsidy do not offend the First Amendment,” (U.S. Circuit Judge David) Hamilton said.
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