Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

After Shelby County

An audio slideshow examining a Texas town’s response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder.
Update November 6: 

Voters approved the amendment to the Council election system by a vote of 3,290 (50.67%) to 3,203 (49.33%).

 (The count is unofficial until provisional and overseas ballots are counted and there is an official canvass of votes provided by the county.)

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund reports that it is “very concerned” and monitoring the situation, although it would not say at this time whether it plans to file a lawsuit.

Reporting and photography: Kali Borkoski
Courtroom sketches: Art Lien
Courtroom audio: Oyez Project
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