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:
- Supreme Court Allows Ballot Extensions In Pennsylvania, North Carolina, For Now (Nina Totenberg, NPR)
- Supreme Court Declines to Disturb Ballot Deadlines in North Carolina, Pennsylvania (Jess Bravin & Brent Kendall, The Wall Street Journal)
- The Supreme Court’s latest decision looks like a win for voting rights. It’s really a threat. (Ian Millhiser, Vox)
Bringing Down Obamacare (Anastasia Boden & Elizabeth Slattery, Dissed podcast)
Amy Coney Barrett Could Bring Down Decades of Anti-Discrimination Law (Chiraag Bains, Slate)
The Supreme Court could end home equity theft this upcoming term (Christina Martin, Pacific Legal Foundation)
LGBT+ youth must not be treated as second-class citizens (Currey Cook, Openly)
- Impertinent Questions: The Unusual Case of Gorsuch v. Alito and the Supreme Court’s Textualist Approach to Judging (Richard Ancowitz, New York State Bar Association)
- 2020 Supreme Court Commentary: Employment Law (Jonathan Harkavy, SSRN)
- SCOTUS campus free speech case unites adversaries in polarized times (Ryan Everson, The College Fix)
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