Hi, and welcome back to Bench Report! I know I keep bringing up cicadas, but they are truly gross and I’m glad pretty much everyone else hates them too. I will admit it was pretty funny of them to take over a plane, though they lose points for it being the press plane. If you’re not afflicted with these demons, congrats and tell me where you live so I know where to hide 17 years from now. In the meantime, send all of your news, tips and feedback to [email protected], and follow me on Twitter at @jacq_thomsen.


Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) meets with Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett during her visit to Republican senators on Capitol Hill, on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM.  

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