Today in 5 Lines
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear eight new cases in the next term, including Lewis v. Clarke, a sovereignty case that could have big implications for Native American tribes. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest expressed frustration with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other members of Congress who suggested that a new law allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi government may have “unintended ramifications.” Lawmakers again called on Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf to resign during a House Financial Services Committee hearing regarding the company’s opening of unauthorized customer accounts. The Detroit News endorsed Gary Johnson, who struggled to name his favorite world leader in an interview Wednesday night and who referred to his own gaffe as an “Aleppo moment.” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States is “on the verge” of ending talks with Russia on the war in Syria, after his Russian counterpart, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, rejected calls for a weeklong truce.
Today on The Atlantic
Obama’s Final Fight: In the past two years, President Obama has made climate change a signature issue for his party. But his administration’s last chance to implement significant domestic climate policy is the Clean Power Plan, which is complicated by constitutional and legal restrictions. (Robinson Meyer)
‘The Forgotten Providers’: As the American population ages, home-care workers are becoming increasingly vital to the country’s health-care system. Most of these workers are women of color who experience sexism, racism, and marginalization. (Vann R. Newkirk II)
A Judgment on Race: Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Buck v. Davis, a case in which the defendant, Duane Buck, is asking that his death sentence be voided “because the jury heard testimony that Buck, a black man, was more dangerous than he would have been if he had been white.” (Garrett Epps)