The Supreme Court’s November sitting – which begins on Monday, October 30 – shrank today to six cases, which will be argued over five days. Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, a challenge to the procedure that Ohio uses to remove inactive voters from its voter-registration lists, had been scheduled for oral argument on Wednesday, November 8, but it will be postponed to a later, as-yet-undetermined date. The change came in the wake of a letter to the justices from Stuart Naifeh, an attorney for APRI. Naifeh told the court that medical reasons will preclude Brenda Wright, who had been slated to argue the case, from doing so; Naifeh will now argue the case but requested additional time to prepare. Attorneys for Ohio and the United States, which will argue as a “friend of the court” in support of the state, did not object to Naifeh’s request.
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