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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Feb 22, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday issued its first regularly scheduled order list since late January. SCOTUSblog reports that the judges added three more hours of argument to their docket for the fall, declined to take up lingering disputes arising out of the 2020 election, and denied former president Donald Trump’s plea to block a subpoena for his financial records. Cases granted review include those testing the constitutionality of Trump-era regulations prohibiting Title X funds from being used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning; the constitutionality of the Trump administration’s “public charge” rule, which conditions immigration on the individual’s likelihood to not become reliant on government assistance; and the interpretation of the Armed Career Criminal Act, which requires enhanced sentences for repeat offenders who commit crimes with guns. The justices will meet for their next conference on Feb. 26. Orders from that conference are expected on March 1.