As an aside to the Souter news, a big tip of the hat to NPR’s Nina Totenberg for having the scoop yesterday—April 30.

For my money, Totenberg’s the the best explainer of the court out there. And remember that back on April 1, she broke the news that the Justice Department was seeking to have former Senator Ted Stevens’s conviction vacated.

So in her honor, today’s a great day to break out your Nina Totin’ Bags!

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Clint Hendler is the managing editor of Mother Jones, and a former deputy editor of CJR.