In the latest entry on the Supreme Court’s unofficial coronavirus docket, the court divided 5-4 on Wednesday over health-and-safety protocols designed to curb the spread of COVID-19 in a California county jail. The five conservative justices voted to temporarily put a stop to a lower court’s injunction that had required the jail to take various specific steps, such as allowing inmates to engage in social distancing. SCOTUSblog’s full story on the emergency ruling is here. Additional coverages comes from Adam Liptak of the New York Times and Greg Stohr of Bloomberg.

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Recommended Citation: James Romoser, Thursday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 6, 2020, 7:00 AM), https://www.scotusblog.com/2020/08/thursday-round-up-538/