Nation-Changing Cases Headed Barrett's Way

Including Trump tax returns, ACA
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2020 4:15 AM CDT
Updated Oct 27, 2020 6:53 AM CDT
Big Cases Coming Barrett's Way on the Court
From left, first lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, Amy Coney Barrett, and Jesse Barrett, stand on the Blue Room Balcony after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administered the Constitutional Oath on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

In her first week on the job, Amy Coney Barrett could already be weighing in on some big issues, including Republican appeals to shorten the deadline for receiving and counting absentee ballots in two battleground states, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, the AP reports. Forbes notes there could be more where those came from, as dozens of voting rights lawsuits are still working their way through lower courts. In another election-related case, a Minnesota congressional candidate wants the court to rule on whether his election will take place on Election Day, Nov. 3, or in 2021, CNN reports. And, of course, Barrett could soon find herself weighing in on any post-election disputes or ballot-counting issues.

Beyond the election, some of the big cases that await Barrett include a ruling on whether the Manhattan DA will get access to President Trump's financial documents, including tax returns, from January 2011 to August 2019; a case on Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban; the Affordable Care Act; a religious liberty case involving LGBTQ+ rights; a decision on whether undocumented immigrants can be excluded from tallies used to apportion seats in the House of Representatives; and a voting rights case out of Arizona that will be considered after the election. Forbes has even more, along with dates for some, here. (Read more US Supreme Court stories.)

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