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Supreme speed: The court puts abortion on the rocket docket

 at 12:39 p.m.

The court acted swiftly last week to order full briefing and schedule oral arguments on the Texas abortion law — a marked departure from how the justices handled the law when it first came to the court in early September. 

women holding signs in front of Supreme Court

Activists on both sides of the abortion debate protest outside the Supreme Court in 2016. (Rena Schild via Shutterstock)

SCOTUS NEWS

Court won’t block Texas abortion ban but fast-tracks cases for argument on Nov. 1

 at 3:22 p.m.

The court on Friday ordered a highly accelerated briefing schedule to consider two issues raised by Texas’ near-total ban on abortions.

PETITIONS OF THE WEEK

Texting in the car, surveillance of a home, and Section 1983 for Miranda

 at 5:29 pm

A weekly look at new and notable petitions seeking Supreme Court review.

CAPITAL CASE

Court declines to halt lethal injection of man who sought alternate execution method

 at 11:38 p.m.

Willie Smith III was executed in Alabama on Thursday night, shortly after the justices denied his final appeal.

SCOTUStalk

At the conclusion of the October argument sitting, longtime SCOTUSblog contributor Mark Walsh joins Amy Howe to select 10 big themes from the court’s first in-person arguments since the start of the pandemic.