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Trump's Pennsylvania lawsuits invoke Bush v. Gore – but the Supreme Court probably won't decide the 2020 election

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The Trump campaign has filed two lawsuits in federal court over ballot counting and voting deadlines in Pennsylvania, threatening to take the election to the Supreme Court. But this race is not likely to be decided by the Supreme Court.

SCOTUS to hear arguments in five cases in first week of November

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November 2, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States will begin its November sitting. All arguments during its November and December sittings will be conducted via teleconference with live audio. The court made the decision to hold proceedings this way in accordance with public health guidance in response to COVID-19.

In the first week of November, the court will hear arguments in five cases. Each case will be allotted one hour for oral argument:

November 2

Barrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice following Senate confirmation

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(The Center Square) - Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as a U.S. Supreme Court justice at a White House ceremony Monday night after the Senate voted to confirm her nomination.

Justice Clarence Thomas, currently the court's longest serving justice, administered the oath of office during the ceremony on South Lawn after President Donald Trump gave remarks.

"Tonight Justice Barrett becomes not only the fifth woman to serve on our nation's highest court, but the very first mother of school-aged children to become a Supreme Court justice," Trump said.