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Letter Friday: Court and Neil Gorsuch

letter friday: Justices typically take themselves out of cases if they've played even a minor role at any point, according to Metro News. There now will be eight justices to decide the issue. Court clerk Scott Harris says in a letter Friday that Kagan belatedly discovered that she authorized a court filing at an earlier stage of the case when she was serving in the Justice Department. The court has heard arguments twice. That was before Neil Gorsuch joined the court. The first round, in 2016, was inconclusive. ( As reported in the news.