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On Friday, the Supreme Court released orders from the January 17 conference, granting six cases for a total of three hours of oral argument. The justices are expected to release additional orders from the conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
On Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in Shular v. United States. Click to read our preview from Leah Litman.
On Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in GE Energy Power Conversion France v. Outokumpu Stainless USA. Click to read our preview from Ronald Mann.

Bell v. Pennsylvania

Pending petition
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Issue: Whether a motorist’s assertion of his Fourth Amendment right to refuse consent to a warrantless blood test may be used as evidence of guilt for the offense of driving under the influence.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 20 2019Application (19A328) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 15, 2019 to December 13, 2019, submitted to Justice Alito.
Sep 23 2019Application (19A328) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until November 14, 2019.
Nov 14 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 16, 2019)
Dec 18 2019Waiver of right of respondent Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to respond filed.
Dec 30 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/17/2020.
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