Reply To: Michigan files supplemental brief replying to solicitor general

Robin Vander Wall
Robin Vander Wall

The Court never issues orders on the same day that it conferences (unless it’s an urgent/emergency petition….such as a death penalty case or a question critical to the foundations of our democracy–which was the case during the Bush v. Gore fiasco). The Court normally (but not always) conferences on Fridays and the Court normally (but not always) issues orders related to those conferences on the following Monday.

Yes, the categorization of the case under “Calls for the Views of the Solicitor General” is merely to remind the Court that his opinion of the petition was requested. It will likely elevate the Court’s focus on the case for purposes of the September 25th conference.