on Dec 4, 2020 at 7:30 am
The justices will meet Friday for a private conference to consider which, if any, cases should be added to the court’s docket. Among the petitions slated to be discussed are a pair of consolidated cases on the legality of Medicaid work requirements, a challenge to a Kansas law that requires applicants to prove U.S. citizenship when registering to vote, and a lawsuit against President Donald Trump alleging that he violated the First Amendment when he blocked critics on Twitter. A full list of the petitions we’re watching is here. Orders from the private conference are expected later on Friday or on Monday.
Here’s a round-up of other Supreme Court-related news and commentary from around the web:
- Supreme Court’s liberals face a new era of conservative dominance (Joan Biskupic, CNN)
- SCOTUS Needs to Decide Law, Not Just Fix Errors (Alan Morrison, Bloomberg Law)
- The Supreme Court Is Colliding With a Less-Religious America (Ronald Brownstein, The Atlantic)
- Supreme Court to Determine Fate of Religious Schools (Kelly Shackelford, Newsweek)
- The Danger of Introducing New Factual Claims at the Supreme Court Level (Kent Scheidegger, Crime & Consequences)
- Wealth of Options — Case Petitioning Supreme Court Could Loosen Sales of Alcohol Across State Lines (Kate Bernot, Good Beer Hunting)
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