The politics of replacing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg; Plus: Progressive Bay Area District Attorneys form a new prosecutors alliance

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0:08 – On “Mondays with Mitch,” Cat and Brian talk with Letters and Politics host Mitch Jeserich about the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the political pressure by the Trump Administration to confirm her replacement

0:34 – John Swartzberg is clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. He takes your COVID questions.

1:08 – The FBI sent San Jose’s PD fake news on protesters

Jennifer Wadsworth (@jennwadsworth) is a news editor with San Jose Inside, and broke the story on how bad FBI intelligence fueled San Jose Police’s violent response to recent protests.

1:20 – KPFA News: Friday’s death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg prompted memorials and protests all over the Bay Area. There were gatherings in San Francisco, Oakland and Martinez. KPFA’s Sharon Sobotta reports from last night’s gathering in Walnut Creek.

1:25 – KPFA News: San Francisco District Attorney, Chesa Boudin announced his office has formed an Innocence Commission to evaluate criminal convictions that may have been wrongfully concluded. The newly formed, independent, fact-finding commission will bring recommendations to the District Attorney, with the goal of resentencing excessive convictions or overturning wrongful ones. KPFA’s Chris Lee (@chrislee_xyz) reports.

1:34 – Progressive DAs form new prosecutors alliance

Chesa Boudin (@chesaboudin) is the District Attorney of San Francisco. 

Diane Becton (@DADianaBecton) is the District Attorney of Contra Costa County.