On the second day of the Supreme Court’s new term, the justices heard arguments in Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (involving states’ efforts to regulate the private intermediaries between insurance companies and pharmacies) and Tanzin v. Tanvir (involving the availability of money damages in religious-freedom lawsuits). In the latter case, Amy Howe reports for SCOTUSblog (in a story first published at Howe on the Court), the justices appeared divided — and not necessarily along ideological lines. Also on Tuesday, Justice Stephen Breyer rejected a request from Maine Republicans asking the court to block the state from using ranked-choice voting in next month’s presidential election.

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Recommended Citation: James Romoser, Wednesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 7, 2020, 11:32 AM), https://www.scotusblog.com/2020/10/wednesday-round-up-545/