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The Briefing 04-01-14

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1) The “unforeseen” mudslide tragedy was not unforeseen

A Mudslide, Foretold, New York Times (Timothy Egan)

2) Justice Ginsburg, the power of the courts, and the pressure of retirement

Much depends on Ginsburg, Los Angeles Times (Erwin Chemerinsky)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Irreplaceable, Slate.com (Dahlia Lithwick)

Liberal Writers Say Ruth Bader Ginsburg Shouldn’t Retire. That’s Not Only Wrong—It’s Dangerous. New Republic (Isaac Chotiner)

3) Will democracy survive? Complacency is the enemy.

Is American democracy headed to extinction? Washington Post (Stein Ringen)