Saturday, February 27, 2016

News you can share: The Supreme Court vacancy, rising seas, and more

Organizing for Action

Diane, you're one of the best messengers we've got in this movement. Here's some recommended reading that's easy to share -- the latest on the vacancy in the Supreme Court, rising seas, and more.

No, the Senate's Supreme Court Blockade Has Never Happened in American History
New York Magazine // Jonathan Chait

Never before in American history has the Senate simply refused to let the president nominate anybody at all simply because it was an election year.

Seas Are Rising at Fastest Rate in Last 28 Centuries
The New York Times // Justin Gillis

The worsening of tidal flooding in American coastal communities is largely a consequence of greenhouse gases from human activity, and the problem will grow far worse in coming decades, scientists reported Monday.

U.S. Solar Surged 17% in 2015 Led by Demand for Rooftop Power
Bloomberg Business // Chris Martin

Solar power developers added a record 7.3 gigawatts of capacity in the U.S. last year, up 17 percent from 2014 and surpassing natural gas installations for the first time.

A Responsibility I Take Seriously
SCOTUS Blog // President Obama

As Senators prepare to fulfill their constitutional responsibility to consider the person I appoint, I hope they'll move quickly to debate and then confirm this nominee so that the Court can continue to serve the American people at full strength.

How Antonin Scalia's Death Could Affect the Outcome of These 5 Cases
ABC News // Jordyn Phelps

While the justices could attempt to avoid ties through forging compromise to find five votes on narrow rulings, or schedule some cases for reargument next year, it is still possible that some of the most high-profile cases before the court could result in 4-4 ties.

A Step Closer to Paid Sick Leave
U.S. Department of Labor Blog // Tom Perez

Paid sick leave isn't just the right thing to do for working families. It's essential to the health of our workforce and the health of our economy.

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