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  • Mark Sherman reports for AP that “President Donald Trump won at least a temporary reprieve from the Supreme Court earlier this week in keeping secret grand jury materials from the Russia investigation away from Democratic lawmakers”; “[t]he president and his administration are counting on the justices for more help to stymie other investigations and lawsuits.”
  • For The New York Times, Adam Liptak reports that “[t]he Supreme Court on Thursday turned down a request from Idaho prison officials to block court-ordered sex reassignment surgery for a transgender prisoner.”
  • Ellen Gilmer reports at Bloomberg Law that “[t]he Trump administration is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to steer clear of green groups’ complaints about environmental waivers for the U.S.-Mexico border wall.”
  • In a new episode of SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe and Tom Goldstein discuss the May telephonic arguments, including “whether the court should adopt any of the changes made for this session when it returns to the physical bench.”

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Recommended Citation: Edith Roberts, Friday round-up, SCOTUSblog (May. 22, 2020, 6:43 AM),