By Liz Hensler
With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing this week, please take some time to mourn our country’s profound loss and reflect on her life changing legacy. In her honor, we carry on her work for justice and equity for all.
The loss of Justice Ginsburg is not only a massive blow to marginalized people across the US, it also has added a hotly contested and ugly fight to the already tense upcoming election – specifically around the question of who has the right to nominate her replacement? Each week, we post a compilation of articles, publications, videos, podcasts, events etc. we’ve learned from across the web. This week, we’ve compiled resources to learn more about the causes, concerns, and conversations about the U.S. Supreme Court and how it is used/abused politically.
- About the Court – FAQs (SupremeCourt.gov)
- Supreme Court Nomination & Confirmation Process Guide (Georgetown Law Library)
- AP Explains: What’s next with the Supreme Court vacancy?, Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro (AP News)
- Trump Rush To Fill Seat Draws Supreme Court Into Political Mire, Greg Stohr (Bloomberg)
- How Mitch McConnell Can Quickly Push Through Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee, Emily Cochrane (New York Times)
- If Republicans Confirm New Justice, Scholars Say Democratic Court Packing Is Possible, Matthew S. Schwartz (NPR)
- Should We Restructure The Supreme Court?, Russell Wheeler (Brookings Institute)
- How The Republican Party Took Over The Supreme Court, John Fabian Witt (The New Republic)
- This is Why The Fight Over The Supreme Court Could Make the US Presidential Election Even Nastier, Jared Mondschein (The Conversation)
Watch & Listen
- Will The Supreme Court Be The Most Important Issue For Voters in 2020?, Podcast (FiveThirtyEight)
- US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies: What now?, Video (DW)
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Progressive Icon, Dead At 87, Podcast (NPR Politics Podcast)
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Liz Hensler, MPA (she/her/hers) is the founder of Do Good, Better. She works in philanthropy in the humanitarian aid sector and has a background in NGO program management, corporate and community engagement, volunteer management, and communications. She is based in Brooklyn, NY.