|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|20A66||7th Cir.||Not Argued||Oct 26, 2020||N/A||N/A||OT 2020|
Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should stay, pending appeal, a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit suspending a six-day extension of Wisconsin's absentee ballot receipt deadline in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 14 2020||Application (20A66) to vacate stay, submitted to Justice Kavanaugh.|
|Oct 14 2020||Response to application (20A66) requested by Justice Kavanaugh, due Friday, October 16, 2020, by noon ET.|
|Oct 16 2020||Motion for leave to file amicus brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by Tony Evers, Governor of Wisconsin.|
|Oct 16 2020||Response to application from respondent Wisconsin State Legislature filed.|
|Oct 16 2020||Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Election Law Scholars.|
|Oct 16 2020||Response to application from respondent Chrystal Edwards, et al. filed.|
|Oct 26 2020||Application (20A66) referred to the Court.|
|Oct 26 2020||Application (20A66) denied by the Court. The application to vacate stay presented to JUSTICE KAVANAUGH and by him referred to the Court is denied. CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS, concurring in denial of application to vacate stay. (Detached Opinion). JUSTICE GORSUCH, with whom JUSTICE KAVANAUGH joins, concurring in denial of application to vacate stay. (Detached Opinion). JUSTICE KAVANAUGH, concurring in denial of application to vacate stay. (Detached Opinion). JUSTICE KAGAN, with whom JUSTICE BREYER and JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR join, dissenting. (Detached Opinion).|
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