Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to shield taxes from grand jury in NY
Supreme Court declines to hear Stormy Daniels bid to revive defamation case against Trump
Supreme Court also took up appeals concerning Trump's "public charge" rule for immigrants and a rule that bars abortion referrals by clinics that receive federal funding
Supreme Court rejects various election cases as well, with Alito, Gorsuch, Thomas dissenting over decision not to hear dispute over late-arriving ballots in PA

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22 Feb
U.S. Supreme Court formally pulls the plug on election-related cases
Justice Thomas notes in dissent from decision to hear PA late ballot case -- which a lot of the "stop the steal" rhetoric was premised on -- that decision to extend the deadline after Election Day "was not outcome determinative for any federal election"
Back in October, the court split 4-4 in denying a stay in PA case. But only four votes are needed for court to take up an appeal. It would appear based on the dissents today that Kavanaugh was the one who voted to grant the stay but then voted not to hear the appeal
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10 Feb
Biden administration has told the Supreme Court it believes Obamacare law should be upheld in full, taking opposition approach to the Trump administration
*opposite approach, apologies for typo
The Biden administration says no need for more briefing so the letter is basically just an FYI
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9 Feb
“I’m here live, I’m not a cat,” says lawyer after Zoom filter mishap

“I can see that,” responds judge
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20 Jan
Of note to Supreme Court:
-Travel ban to be revoked
-Plan to exclude noncitizens from census to be revoked
-Path to citizenship for dreamers proposed as part of immigration bill
-Border wall construction halted
-Undoing Remain in Mexico asylum plan could take time
Border wall & remain in Mexico cases are scheduled for argument next month but as both were based on executive actions the administration could presumably make both of them go away quite easily
There are also appeals pending at the Supreme Court on the Trump "public charge" rule for immigrants that the Biden administration could presumably withdraw assuming the court doesn't quickly act on them (which it could have done already and hasn't)
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19 Jan
Two Obama appointees in the majority

In partial dissent, Walker, Trump appointee, says EPA has no authority at all to regulate coal under section 111 of Clean Air Act
Timing of this ruling could not be better for incoming Biden administration as it should make it easier for them to reverse course b/c they can decline to appeal the ruling
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7 Jan
At the Supreme Court, people who disrupted oral arguments were arrested, detained and criminally charged
And people who protested recent Supreme Court nominations in Senate offices were also routinely arrested
Buzzfeed coverage of the protesters who disrupted Supreme Court argument:…
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