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Wednesday round-up

The Supreme Court on Wednesday morning added three new cases to its merits docket, agreeing to hear arguments in a pair of consolidated cases in which the justices will decide whether colleges should be able to provide greater compensation to student-athletes, as well as an appeal from the credit-reporting giant TransUnion, which is challenging a class action lawsuit against it.

Meanwhile, the court’s unofficial coronavirus docket continues to be busy. On Tuesday, the court issued two orders that will bolster religious organizations’ challenges to COVID-related gathering restrictions in Colorado and New Jersey. And the Trump administration came to the court to renew its request that the justices undo a lower-court ruling that has allowed an abortion-inducing drug to be received in the mail — rather than solely in person at a medical office, as required under a federal regulation — during the pandemic. The Supreme Court declined to lift the lower-court ruling in October, but the Trump administration filed a new brief Tuesday arguing that the in-person requirement should be reinstated.

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, Wednesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Dec. 16, 2020, 10:00 AM),