Morning Links for March 16, 2016

President Obama’s SCOTUS nomination, budget troubles for Paul Ryan, political victories for the Black Lives Matter movement and more.

Good morning and welcome to Wednesday.

  • Former State Representative Tamara Grigsby passed away this week. She was 41. Grigsby represented Milwaukee in the legislature from 2005 to 2013. Statements from fellow legislators poured in from across the state yesterday. You can see them here.
  • President Obama is set to nominate Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. SCOTUSblog looked at Garland as a potential nominee in 2010. You can watch the president’s announcement at 10 a.m. here.
  • The House Freedom Caucus is blocking House Speaker Paul Ryan’s proposed budget.



Dan Shafer was the digital editor at Milwaukee Magazine. Dan joined the magazine as assistant editor in 2014 and wrote the November 2014 cover story, "Downtown Horizons." He's worked as a reporter at BizTimes Milwaukee and an editor at ThirdCoast Digest. Contact him at He's on Twitter @danshaferMKE.