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SCOTUS Justice Circuit Assignments

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a new allotment order, assigning Justices to the various circuits.  The Circuit Justice generally rules on extension requests.  Stay requests are also addressed to the Circuit Justice, though these are routinely referred to the full court when there is time to do so.

Justice Gorsuch gets the Eighth Circuit.  Justice Sotomayor keeps the Tenth.  New Justices are typically not assigned the circuits from which they came right out of the gate.  The cases they participated in need to drain out of the pipeline first.  I wouldn't be surprised to see Justice Gorsuch get the Tenth eventually, as Justice Kennedy did the Ninth.

The court also issued an orders list taking up several cases.  The only criminal case taken is a tax fraud case, Marinello v. United States.

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