I expect an order from the Chief Justice (or more likely, the entire Supreme Court) today in North Carolina’s attempt to reverse a 4th Circuit ruling restoring same day voter registration and out-of-state voting in the state for this election. I think it is likely that the Court will stay the 4th Circuit’s order.
The state of Wisconsin is expected to file by 5 pm today a response to a motion by challengers to WI voter id law to stop the 7th Circuit’s surprise order requiring id to be used in this election while the challenge to the law remains pending. Justice Kagan (or more likely, the entire Supreme Court) will act some time thereafter on the motion. Wisconsin’s case got a boost from a 7th Circuit opinion on the merits issued yesterday (which I have sharply criticized). I think it is fairly likely that the Court will stay the 7th Circuit’s order.