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The Supreme Court made key decisions Wednesday in election disputes in two battleground states. The court declined to weigh in before the election on a Republican effort to eliminate a three-day extension of the absentee-ballot deadline in Pennsylvania, and the court also turned down a Republican effort to block a six-day extension of the absentee-ballot deadline in North Carolina. In the Pennsylvania case, Justice Samuel Alito wrote that the court could still decide the validity of late-arriving ballots after the election if necessary, because the state has agreed to keep late-arriving ballot separate. Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who took the bench on Tuesday, did not participate in either election decision.

Here’s a round-up of other Supreme Court-related news and commentary from around the web:

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Recommended Citation: James Romoser, Thursday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 29, 2020, 10:50 AM),