Justices don’t act on high-profile instances

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Amy Howe Independent contractor and reporter

Posted Tue, Jan 19, 2021 10:07 am

Posted Tue, Jan 19th 2021 10:07 am by Amy Howe

The Supreme Court issued orders on Tuesday morning at the judges’ private conference last Friday, January 15th. The order list was most notable for what the judges did not: not only did they not grant new cases, but they also did not act in any of the high profile cases they were considering last week, including contesting Mississippi’s ban on abortion after the 15th week of pregnancy; the dispute – now apparently controversial – over whether President Donald Trump can ban people from his personal Twitter account; federal government efforts to reinstate the death sentence for Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev; and the challenges of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision to extend the deadline for postal ballot papers during the 2020 election.

The judges will meet for another private conference on Friday, January 22nd.

This post was originally published on Howe on the Court.

Posted in Featured, Cases in the Pipeline

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