Leading the Supreme Court’s liberal bloc, Ginsburg was a legal pioneer who backed affirmative action and defended abortion rights. Her notable rulings and dissents advanced feminist themes, including the groundbreaking 1996 decision ordering the Virginia Military Institute to allow women to enroll.
Police departments have reported a spate of retirements and say recruitment is increasingly difficult. Officers were further shaken by the Sept. 12 ambush shooting of two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies as they sat in a police car.
The legislation is expected to be voted on in the House next week, followed by the Senate. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin negotiated the deal on behalf of the administration and President Trump is expected to sign the bill, though he has engaged in brinksmanship at such moments in the past.
In a complaint to the Federal Election Commission, the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center said contributions made by relatives and employees of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy as recently as 2018 merit scrutiny.
Wildfire smoke has blanketed the state, but its ill effects are not evenly distributed. Wealthier families can get away for a while, or at least hunker down in air-purified homes. Poorer residents are sweltering and coughing without proper defenses.
A special panel seeks more money for testing, personal protective equipment, registered nurses, infection control training and staff salary increases, but the panel is silent on nursing homes' own responsibilities.