The justices are meeting Friday for a private conference, where they are taking a second look at petitions that ask them to weigh in on the funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall and a Fourth Amendment issue about police pursuit of a suspect. The court is expected to release orders from the conference on Monday. Meanwhile, the Senate is moving full steam ahead on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. The Senate Judiciary Committee wrapped up its nomination hearings with testimony from witnesses supporting and opposing Barrett’s nomination, and the committee scheduled an Oct. 22 vote to send her nomination to the full Senate. Despite efforts by Democrats to postpone the proceedings, members of both parties indicated they expect Barrett to be confirmed.

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Recommended Citation: James Romoser, Friday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 16, 2020, 11:10 AM), https://www.scotusblog.com/2020/10/friday-round-up-544/