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Saturday Headlines: RBG.

Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at 87. / The Washington Post

Ginsburg in 2004: "My heritage as a Jew and my occupation as a judge fit together symmetrically. The demand for justice runs through the entirety of Jewish history and Jewish tradition." / The Washington Post

Ginsburg just days ago: "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed." / NPR

Some prescience from July: How Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Supreme Court could play a role in the presidential race. / Los Angeles Times

"What happens in the coming months will be bare-knuckles politics, writ large, on the stage of a presidential election." / NPR

McConnell vows to fill Ginsburg’s seat, highlighting a loophole in his refusal to hold a vote during Obama’s final year: “Since the 1880s, no Senate has confirmed an opposite-party president's Supreme Court nominee in a presidential election year.” / NBC News

Here’s McConnell’s letter to Republican senators telling them "keep your powder dry" and not publicly declare opposition to a vote. / Twitter

Republican Sens. Collins, Murkowski, Graham, and Grassley are on record as saying they oppose voting on a new justice before the election. / CNN

Sen. Grassley in July: "If I were chairman of the committee and this vacancy occurred, I would not have a hearing on it because that’s what I promised the people in 2016." / Quad-City Times

Sen. Graham in 2018: "If an opening comes in the last year of President Trump's term, and the primary process has started, we'll wait to the next election." / Twitter

See also: A list of Republican senators who in 2016 said they wouldn't confirm a Supreme Court nominee during an election year. / Mother Jones

Biden: There's "no doubt" the next president should pick the next justice. / BuzzFeed News

When Fox News hosts fell in line behind McConnell's choice to not hold a vote in 2016, and began citing the nonexistent "Biden rule" on nominating justices in an election year. / Media Matters

In 2016, Biden pushed back on Republicans' "Biden rule" spin: "I said and I quote 'if the president consults and cooperates with the Senate or moderates his selections, then his nominees may enjoy my support as did Justice Kennedy and Justice Souter,' end of quote." / Business Insider

Trump urges Senate Republicans to confirm his nomination for a new Supreme Court justice "without delay." / The New York Times

See also: "A 5-3 conservative court may have some very big decisions to make about the upcoming election." / Twitter

Here is Trump’s list of Supreme Court nominees, which includes Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton. / Axios

Trump is more of an opportunist than a conservative. Why delaying a nomination makes for better electoral math: It would keep his base hungry. / POLITICO

Op: "Democrats should threaten to pack the court. And, if McConnell pushes through a new justice and then Joe Biden wins, they should follow through." / The Washington Post

In the race to replace McConnell this election cycle, it's unlikely McGrath will win. If you are looking to donate, here are candidates who are running strong campaigns and a better hope of flipping seats. / Twitter

How the Supreme Court will function with eight justices leading up to the election. / BuzzFeed News

"The change Ginsburg ushered into American politics began a half century ago, and reckoning with its magnitude requires measuring the distance between now and then." / The New Yorker

"I went to law school when women were less than 3% of lawyers in the country; today, they are 50%." Interviews with Ginsburg. / NPR

Related to all this: Inside the anti-abortion movement's "feminist" quest to end the pill. / Jezebel