It’s been 13 days since the U.S. Supreme Court received its last round of briefings in the closely-watched dispute over whether Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court can extend the deadlines for absentee ballots to be received in the state. The justices have typically sought to settle such election disputes pretty quickly, so the delay in this case is notable, and has election law experts on edge. Usually when the court is dragging its feet on weighing in on an emergency dispute like the Pennsylvania case, it’s because a justice is writing — either a substantive opinion (which is not required in emergency requests for the court’s action) or a vehement dissent.
We’re Still Waiting On SCOTUS To Act On A Blockbuster Voting Dispute In Pennsylvania
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October 19, 2020 11:57 a.m.
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