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The Supreme Court heard nearly two hours of oral argument Wednesday in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, the high-profile case that involves a clash between religious rights and government efforts to prevent discrimination against same-sex couples. A majority of the court seemed sympathetic to the religious challengers in the case, but the justices appeared to be searching for a way to issue a narrow, rather than a sweeping, ruling.

Meanwhile, with the presidential election results still too close to call in several states and many ballots still being counted, President Donald Trump’s campaign is seeking to intervene at the Supreme Court in a dispute over late-arriving ballots in Pennsylvania. The justices declined to intervene in the dispute before Election Day, but a petition from Pennsylvania Republicans asking the court to get involved now remains pending. The justices ordered state officials to file a response to the Trump campaign’s motion to intervene by 5 p.m. EST on Thursday.

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 (Nov. 5, 2020, 10:34 AM),