Archive for September 20th, 2020

Census Could Look 'Manipulated' If Cut Short By Trump Officials, Bureau Warned

US & World | | September 20 2020, 10:40 PM

Curtailing the time for conducting the census in the middle of a pandemic will lead to "fatal data quality flaws that are unacceptable," Census Bureau career officials warned in an internal document.

If Republicans Confirm New Justice, Scholars Say Democratic Court Packing Is Possible

Politics | | September 20 2020, 5:40 PM

Some Democrats are open to packing the Supreme Court in response to what they perceive as an illegitimate court appointment. But the move could cause a "spiral" of retaliation, experts say.

Biden Calls On 'Handful' Of Republicans To Hold Off On Supreme Court Nominee

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 20 2020, 2:40 PM

The Democratic presidential nominee asks Republicans to "follow your conscience" and not consider a nominee until after the election.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski Reiterates Opposition To Confirmation Vote Before The Election

Politics | | September 20 2020, 1:20 PM

Murkowski is the second Senate Republican to announce that she will not support a vote on a nominee to fill the Supreme Court seat left empty by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration's U.S. WeChat Ban

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 20 2020, 11:20 AM

A judge in San Francisco said Trump's order targeting the popular Chinese-owned app has a "modest" basis in national security and represents a free speech violation for U.S. users of the app.

Senator Cory Booker Opposes Filling Supreme Court Vacancy Before Election

Politics | | September 20 2020, 11:20 AM

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to New Jersey Democratic Senator Cory Booker about the Republican push to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the presidential election.

'Miami Herald' Investigating How Racist Insert Was Distributed In Paper For Months

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 20 2020, 9:20 AM

The Spanish language sibling to the Miami Herald apologized after including an insert filled with anti-Semitic screeds. The publishers of both papers admitted the issue has been going on for months.

Jewish Americans Grieve Justice Ginsburg As Jewish New Year Begins

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 20 2020, 9:00 AM

When word of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death spread, many Jews were in services, praying from their homes as congregations broadcast over livestream.

Ginsburg Vigil Draws Tears, Protests Against McConnell

Politics | | September 20 2020, 8:40 AM

Sen. Elizabeth Warren forcefully condemned the Senate Majority leader at the vigil: "What Mitch McConnell does not understand is this fight has just begun."

'PEN15' Is Back, And Girlhood Is Still Painfully Awkward

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 20 2020, 8:00 AM

The newest episodes of Hulu's smart coming-of-age comedy expand upon the exciting and traumatic themes of puberty.

How Joe Biden's Faith Shapes His Politics

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 20 2020, 6:00 AM

Joe Biden's Catholic faith, friends and staffers say, is central to how he views the world.

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