The Supreme Court issued orders on Tuesday morning from the justices’ private conference last Friday, Jan. 15. The order list was most notable for what the justices did not do: Not only did they not grant any new cases, but they did not act at all on any of the high-profile cases that they considered last week, including the challenge to Mississippi’s ban on abortion after the 15th week of pregnancy; the dispute – now apparently moot – over whether President Donald Trump can block people from his personal Twitter account; the federal government’s effort to reinstate the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev; and the challenges to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision to extend the deadline for mail-in ballots during the 2020 election.

The justices will meet again for another private conference on Friday, Jan. 22.

This post was originally published at Howe on the Court.

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Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Justices do not act on high-profile cases, SCOTUSblog (Jan. 19, 2021, 10:07 AM),