What’s Up, Justice Alito?

I’ve been expecting a quick rejection of the Pa. Republicans’ longshot claim in the congressional redistricting lawsuit.

The last time around Justice Alito rejected the claim without referring to the Court.

But briefing has been done since Tuesday, and still no word.  So what could be going on?

Justice Alito might just be taking a close look.  He took longer last time than I expected.

Or he might have referred it to the whole Court, which takes time for all the Justices to weigh in.

And if he’s referred it, and the Court issues an order, one or more Justices might write something dissenting from that decision.

We’ll just have to wait and see.

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