|Date||Proceedings and Orders|
|May 1, 2020||Complaint filed by People First of Alabama, et al., in federal district court|
|June 15, 2020||District court injunction lifting witness and photo ID requirements and curbside voting ban for run-off election|
|June 17, 2020||Application for stay of injunction filed by John Merrill, secretary of state of Alabama, et al., in 11th Circuit|
|June 25, 2020||11th Circuit order denying application for stay|
|June 29, 2020||Application for stay of 11th Circuit ruling filed by John Merrill, et al., at U.S. Supreme Court|
|July 2, 2020||Supreme Court order granting application for stay, reinstating requirements for run-off election|
|July 6, 2020||Amended complaint filed by People First of Alabama, et al., in federal district court|
|August 17, 2020||District court order tailoring claims in amended complaint|
|September 30, 2020||District court injunction lifting all three requirements for general election|
|October 2, 2020||Application for stay of district court ruling filed by John Merrill, et al., in 11th Circuit|
|October 13, 2020||11th Circuit order reinstating witness and photo ID requirements, maintaining lift on curbside voting ban|
|October 15, 2020||Application for stay of 11th Circuit ruling filed by John Merrill, et al., at U.S. Supreme Court|
|October 21, 2020||Application for stay granted by U.S. Supreme Court|
#SCOTUS announces that it will hold a formal, although "purely ceremonial," investiture ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett next Friday. Attendance at the ceremony is by invitation only, & press coverage will be pooled. Full announcement is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/press/pressreleases/pr_09-24-21
Need a refresher on "cert before judgment" practice at SCOTUS? We've got you covered.
@steve_vladeck examined the practice (among other types of extraordinary relief) in 2018: https://www.scotusblog.com/2018/12/power-versus-discretion-extraordinary-relief-and-the-supreme-court/
And Kevin Russell wrote a detailed explainer in 2011:
Abortion providers in Texas return to Supreme Court, now asking the justices for immediate review on the merits of their challenge to the state’s six-week abortion ban (cert. before judgment)
The Supreme Court will have a new oral argument procedure when they return to the bench Oct. 4. There will be an opportunity for individual questioning by each justice in order of seniority.
Interesting new procedure for oral arguments when the justices return to in-person arguments next month. Does it increase the chances that we will continue to hear from Justice Thomas, who was an active participant using the taking-turns format? https://twitter.com/GregStohr/status/1440318536723812363
NEW: The Supreme Court just released its December argument calendar. Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the term's big abortion case, will be argued Dec. 1.
#SCOTUS will hear oral argument in Mississippi abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade on Dec. 1. Full December argument calendar is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_calendars/MonthlyArgumentCalDecember2021.pdf
We noted yesterday that Justice Thomas was speaking at Notre Dame but that there was no livestream. A video of his speech is now posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kb4bFYdujA
Thomas criticized the media and defended the court's independence. Seems to be a theme among the justices lately.
💥 Breyer continues book tour (including @colbertlateshow two nights ago).
💥 Barrett gave a speech Sunday @uofl.
💥 Thomas is slated to give the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture today @NotreDame (but, like Barrett's speech, there is apparently no livestream).
Incidentally, Gorsuch had been scheduled to give a speech at the University of Wyoming today, but his visit was canceled due to COVID.
Nothing from Kagan or Gorsuch though 😢 https://twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/status/1438530948207874050