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On Wednesday, President Obama nominated Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court vacancy. The White House launched a twitter account (@SCOTUSnom) to push the case for Garland. Coverage from USA Today, Slate, the Los Angeles Times, Reuters, and the New Yorker. In an interview with NPR, Obama called Garland “one of the best judges not just in the country, but of his generation.”
Senate Republicans have not wavered from their promise to block any consideration for Obama’s nominee. Reporting from the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and Roll Call. Jason Steed at The Huffington Post recommended that Republicans should “take the best they can get” and confirm Garland.
Robert Sangers of Death Penalty Focus interviewed retired Justice Stevens on why he has come to believe we should abolish the death penalty.
Anticipating further developments in the battle between the FBI and Apple over Apple’s refusal to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, NPR reviewed the Supreme Court’s past opinions on phone privacy.
A piece on Hong Kong Lawyer reminisced on a visit the Late Justice Scalia made to Hong Kong in February 2016.