Feb 25, 2016. Provides overview of procedural rules and requirements when the Supreme Court is staffed with less than nine members. Discusses Court quorum requirements, rehearing procedures, and vote count practices, focusing on how the Court has traditionally responded to a change of composition during a term. Highlights over a dozen cases from the current term that could result in an evenly divided Supreme Court.
Feb. 16, 2016. Provides overview of major implications of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death for Congress, Supreme Court consideration of cases in current and future terms, and appointment of a successor to fill the newly vacant Court seat.
Feb. 23, 2016. Republican Policy Committee paper reviewing impact of Justice Antonin Scalia death on Supreme Court operations, and citing constitutional law and past precedent to argue against Senate confirmation of a new Supreme Court in an election year.