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Consequences of an Eight-Member Supreme Court, So Far

May 12, 2016, 4:00 AM

With U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments out of the way, the justices will focus on getting out the remaining opinions and lining up cases for next term.

But the lingering vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia will likely affect that work, former clerk to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy Igor Timofeyev told Bloomberg BNA.

From the breadth of the decisions to the pace of certiorari grants, the court’s work is complicated by its eight-member composition, Timofeyev, now at Paul Hastings LLP, Washington, said via e-mail.

One unexpected aspect of the court’s operation may be affected too: vote breakdowns.

Cert. Grants.

Court-watchers ...