At the end of a busy week dealing with emergency requests on the court’s shadow docket, the justices are meeting Friday for a private conference. It is the first conference at which newly confirmed Justice Amy Coney Barrett will participate. The justices are scheduled to discuss — among other petitions for review — whether to take up an antitrust challenge to the National Football League’s telecasting arrangements and a case urging the justices to reconsider the qualified immunity doctrine. The court had previously been scheduled to discuss on Friday a challenge to a Mississippi ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, but that petition has been rescheduled and will be discussed at some future conference.

Hopefully the justices won’t turn into pumpkins after such a hectic week — they get a quick break for Halloween weekend and then return to the virtual bench on Monday for November oral arguments.

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Recommended Citation: James Romoser, Friday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 30, 2020, 10:03 AM), https://www.scotusblog.com/2020/10/friday-round-up-546/