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Reflecting on Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s decision to deliver a closing invocation in Tampa next week, James suggests that Democrats invite Sister Simone Campbell and her “Nuns On The Bus” anti-poverty protest tour to their convention. He plans to measure the “favorability scale between bishops and nuns in the next Democracy Corps poll. I think I know who’s going to win.”

Mourners of Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court

Photo by Bsivad/ CC BY-NC 2.0

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters

Judicial Crisis Network, the primary right-wing group involved in supporting or opposing judicial nominees, has released a hypocritical ad that calls for a nomination to be made to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and for the Republican Senate to quickly confirm the nominee.

In February 2016, following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, JCN launched an ad campaign under the banner "Let the People Decide" that argued that the vacancy's proximity to the presidential election meant that it should be filled by that election's winner, rather than by then-President Barack Obama.

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