Bloomberg Law
Jan. 4, 2021, 11:01 AM

Supreme Court Adds Layer of Due Diligence: Relists Explained

Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

Supreme Court practitioners looking for clues about what cases the justices might select to fill out the rest of their docket know to watch for ones set aside for additional consideration.

In recent years, one of the more reliable signals that the justices are interested in hearing a case is when they take up a petition at conference and then hold it over for further consideration.

The relist, as the practice is known, began in 2013 and is meant to give the justices and their clerks a chance to check for procedural obstacles that could prevent them from ruling on ...

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