The courts have been asked to decide whether the agency’s succession rules should apply, or a federal rule that allows Mr. Trump to prevail. We collected the best writing from the right and left about the dust-up.
3. A White House event honoring Navajo veterans of World War II went awry.
In the midst of praise for the Navajo code talkers he was standing next to, Mr. Trump invoked the insult he has long used against Senator Elizabeth Warren: “Pocahontas.”
Mrs. Warren’s characterization of the moment as “unfortunate” was one of the milder reactions.
4. A string of armed robberies has led to what could be the most important case on electronic privacy to go before the Supreme Court.
On Wednesday, the court will consider whether prosecutors violated the Fourth Amendment, which bans unreasonable searches, by collecting — without a warrant — vast amounts of data from cellphone companies showing the movements of the man they say was behind the robberies (which happened to involve cellphones).
We discuss the case on today’s episode of “The Daily” podcast.
5. Pope Francis is…