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The Death of Justice Scalia: Procedural Issues Arising on an Eight-Member Supreme Court

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts

Provides an overview of the Supreme Court’s procedural rules and requirements when the Court is staffed with fewer than nine members. Also covers quorum requirements, rehearing procedures, and vote count practices. Also reviews a dozen current cases that could end in an evenly divided Court. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists