Bloomberg Law: Supreme Court Conservatives Want More Robust ‘Shadow Docket’

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Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on July 8, 2022.

“What stands out is that voting trends between the two dockets are similarly ideologically patterned and that conservative interests are the big winners when the Court grants emergency relief,” said Kimberly Humphrey, federal courts legal director for the progressive advocacy group Alliance for Justice.


Execution-related appeals, often time-sensitive, are a common example of shadow docket cases. But Humphrey said that in the past year, the “court used the emergency docket extremely unconventionally.”

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