🎞️ RBG (2018)

Watched RBG (2018) from CNN Films, Storyville Films
Directed by Julie Cohen, Betsy West. With Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gloria Steinem, Nina Totenberg. A look at the life and work of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

An awesome little movie. It has a bigness in the theater with a large crowd that it may not have had if I’d watched it on television. Either way, a great documentary.

🎧 ‘The Daily’: Trump’s Travel Ban Goes to the Supreme Court | New York Times

Listened ‘The Daily’: Trump’s Travel Ban Goes to the Supreme Court by Michael Barbaro from nytimes.com

After being blocked for months by lower courts, President Trump’s executive orders that restricted travel from several predominantly Muslim nations have finally reached the Supreme Court. The justices seem focused on one question: Should the president’s authority have anything to do with his personal beliefs?

On today’s episode:

• Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times.

Background reading:

• The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared poised to defer to the president’s national security judgments and discount his campaign promises to impose a “Muslim ban.”

• Read annotated excerpts from the arguments before the Supreme Court on the travel ban.

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A judge blocks Donald Trump’s revised travel ban | The Economist

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If Mr Trump’s executive order reaches the Supreme Court, it may find a friendlier reception

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Gorsuch and the Senate — and the ghost of Garland | Medium

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In normal times, with a normal (right wing) president, Neil Gorsuch would be a fine nominee for the Supreme Court. One can disagree with…

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