Yet another important dispute over election rules is up at the Supreme Court, as Republicans on Thursday asked the justices to issue an emergency order blocking an extension of the absentee-ballot deadline in North Carolina. Chief Justice John Roberts ordered the supporters of the extended deadline (which include state election officials and a nonprofit group) to file a response by Saturday afternoon. The North Carolina dispute joins two other high-profile requests for emergency relief that are currently pending before the justices: a request from Wisconsin voters to reinstate certain voting accommodations, and a request from President Donald Trump to block a grand jury subpoena seeking his financial records. The court could rule on these emergency appeals at any time. For more on the increasing importance of these types of requests, follow along with SCOTUSblog’s symposium on the shadow docket, which launched on Thursday.

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Recommended Citation: James Romoser, Friday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 23, 2020, 11:25 AM), https://www.scotusblog.com/2020/10/friday-round-up-545/