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Mystery Delays Push Divisive Supreme Court Issues Into Election Year

  • Cases on deportation, abortion, same-sex wedding cakes delayed
  • Supreme Court faces massive term during presidential campaign
The U.S. Supreme Court building stands in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. 
Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

In January the Supreme Court appeared poised to act on President Donald Trump’s bid to end deportation protection for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants.

Then the case disappeared. Though scheduled to discuss the appeal at their Jan. 18 private conference, the justices haven’t taken any public action since.