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Photos of a Russian space launch, Puerto Rican protests and a major heatwave round out this week's best images.
Attendees at Monday's casket-viewing praised the late Supreme Court justice as a "brilliant man" who was devoted to the rule of law.
Stevens, the third-longest-serving justice, retired during President Barack Obama's first term.
Stevens, who died Tuesday, was unusually candid about political issues after he retired from the Supreme Court.
Stevens led the court's effort to provide legal protections for prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
The 98-year-old opened up about his nearly 35-year tenure on the high court in a New York Times interview.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she’ll be keeping her seat on the Supreme Court for “at least five more years.”
The justice compared her timeline to that of her former colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, who retired at age 90.
"That simple but dramatic action would move Saturday’s marchers closer to their objective than any other possible reform," he wrote in a New York Times op-ed.
Trump will be sworn in by conservative Chief Justice John Roberts.
"I'm not aware of any confirmation process that's been delayed to the extent that this one is."
Republicans have shown enormous respect for the Constitution of the United States of America and their hero Associate Justice Antonin Scalia by instantly using his death to demand that President Obama ignore the Constitution for the next 340 DAYS.
If the Second Amendment doesn't protect an individual right to own a gun, we don't need to repeal or amend it in order to establish major gun control laws. We must remember that this tale is the NRA's doing, not the Founders of the Constitution, and that it is rooted in fear.
Asked by Capehart why he had changed from the conservative he was considered when first named to the bench to his later identification
A largely quiet tactic to disenfranchise voters of all persuasions has become a target of reform-minded citizens in the wake of the 2014 midterm elections.
Conservatives on the Court vowed that Citizens United would strengthen American democracy. They were wrong. Five years later, their promises stand in stark contrast to the world we live in today.

Republicans are conflating crises as if there's an ISIS terrorist with Ebola at the Border. Lowry and Shrum debate if hitting the panic button can work in November, and if Dems can counter with good economic news and GOP voter obstruction. Then: Is Panetta patriotic or betraying?