News from today’s order list is no surprise. Here’s what I wrote back in January: “I strongly suspect that the Supreme Court will take this case, which reversed a lower court and a three-judge Ninth Circuit panel. A finding of intentional discrimination is especially important because it provides a basis for someone to ask Arizona to face preclearance for voting changes under the bail-in provisions of Section 3 of the Voting Rights Act.”
The Ninth Circuit had stayed its own order, so this changes nothing on the ground for this election. The Supreme Court will likely hear argument in this case early next year, with a decision expected by June.