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'Shadow Docket': The Supreme Court's Non-Merits Orders [Updated August 27, 2021]   [open pdf - 822KB]

From the Document: "The Supreme Court's non-merits or motions docket, sometimes informally called the Court's 'shadow docket,' has recently attracted attention from legislators [hyperlink], legal commentators [hyperlink], and the popular press [hyperlink]. While the Supreme Court's motions docket has existed almost as long as the Court itself [hyperlink], many observers believe that in recent years the Court has increasingly [hyperlink] disposed of high-profile matters via non-merits rulings, and some have raised legal questions and concerns about that trend. This Legal Sidebar provides an overview of the Supreme Court's non-merits docket and discusses selected related considerations for Congress."

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CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10637
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2021-08-27
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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