on Jan 15, 2021 at 8:00 am
The justices will meet privately on Friday morning to consider whether to grant cert petitions on issues that include abortion, capital punishment and the degree of power that state legislatures have to manage presidential elections. For a run-down of the many important cases that were relisted after last Friday’s conference (and thus are getting a closer look from the justices), see John Elwood’s latest Relist Watch column. For a full list of all the petitions we’re watching, click here.
Here’s a round-up of Supreme Court-related news and commentary from around the web:
- U.S. Supreme Court probes FTC’s approach to seeking ill-gotten gains (Lawrence Hurley, Reuters)
- Supreme Court Decides Chicago v. Fulton (Stephanie Koltookian, National Law Review)
- Will Chief Justice Roberts preside at Trump’s impeachment trial? Maybe (Todd Ruger, Roll Call)
- The Supreme Court Won’t Explain Why It Just Greenlit New Abortion Restrictions (Leah Litman, Slate)
- Trump’s post-presidential impeachment punishment may end up before the Supreme Court (Jonathan Turley, USA Today)
- Amy Coney Barrett Should Recuse Herself from Big Oil’s Supreme Court Case (Bill McKibben, The New Yorker)
- He sued his school for silencing him. Here’s why the Supreme Court may force him to end his fight (Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News)
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