The Gist on whether Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg might retire, and insights into ISIS.
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June 16 2014 7:27 PM

Should Ruth Bader Ginsburg Just Quit Already?

The Gist on the politics of Supreme Court retirements, and a GOP perspective on Iraq.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Listen to Episode 29 of Slate’s The Gist:


With many well-respected liberal thinkers pressuring Ruth Bader Ginsburg to step down while a Democrat’s in the White House, what might be going through her mind? Today on The Gist, Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick discusses the latest news from the high court. Then, with ISIS on the march in Iraq, the American Interest editor Adam Garfinkle shares historical and contemporary insight from the right. In today’s Spiel, our countdown of reasons Mike thinks the late Casey Kasem was overrated.


Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

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