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  • Pennsylvania Republicans return to Supreme Court to challenge extended deadline for mail-in ballots
    by Amy Howe on October 24, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Four days after the justices left in place a ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that requires election officials in that state to count mail-in ballots received within three days after Election Day, Nov. 3, Pennsylvania Republicans returned to the Supreme Court. This time, rather than asking the court to put the state supreme court’s The post Pennsylvania Republicans return to Supreme Court to challenge extended deadline for mail-in ballots appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • Symposium: The particular perils of emergency election cases
    by Edward Foley on October 23, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    This article is part of a symposium on the Supreme Court’s “shadow docket.” Edward B. Foley holds the Ebersold chair in constitutional law at Ohio State University, where he also directs the election law program. His latest book is Presidential Elections and Majority Rule. The truly important decision in Bush v. Gore as a practical matter was The post Symposium: The particular perils of emergency election cases appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • Petitions of the week: Deadlines for attorneys’ fees, the elements of burglary and more
    by Andrew Hamm on October 23, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to decide, among other things, the filing deadline for attorneys’ fees under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and whether Georgia’s burglary statute qualifies as a prior conviction under the Armed Career Criminal Act. Richardson v. Omaha School District concerns the deadline that parents The post Petitions of the week: Deadlines for attorneys’ fees, the elements of burglary and more appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • Friday round-up
    by James Romoser on October 23, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Yet another important dispute over election rules is up at the Supreme Court, as Republicans on Thursday asked the justices to issue an emergency order blocking an extension of the absentee-ballot deadline in North Carolina. Chief Justice John Roberts ordered the supporters of the extended deadline (which include state election officials and a nonprofit group) The post Friday round-up appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

  • Trump campaign, North Carolina Republicans ask justices to stop extension of absentee-ballot deadline (updated)
    by Amy Howe on October 22, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    Two days after three judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit urged them to “take this case up to the Supreme Court immediately,” the Trump campaign and North Carolina Republicans did exactly that, asking the justices to block an extension of the deadline for absentee ballots in that state to nine The post Trump campaign, North Carolina Republicans ask justices to stop extension of absentee-ballot deadline (updated) appeared first on SCOTUSblog.