The Hill reports:
Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday was asked to recuse herself from participating in a dispute over a mail-ballot extension in Pennsylvania, with the newly confirmed justice facing immediate political pressure on her first day on the job.
The recusal motion was filed by the Luzerne County Board of Elections, one of the parties that has asked the Supreme Court to reject efforts by Pennsylvania Republicans to roll back voting accommodations in the state.
Pennsylvania Republicans returned to the Supreme Court on Friday night in a second effort to roll back the state’s mail-in ballot extension, just days after the court deadlocked on the issue.
Here is the motion from the Luzerne County Board of Elections asking Amy Coney Barrett to recuse from the major Pennsylvania voting rights case before the Supreme Court right now, on which the justices previously split 4–4. https://t.co/bd8GrD9zki
— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) October 27, 2020
Luzerne County Board of Elections has filed a motion with U.S. Supreme Court for Justice Amy Coney Barrett to recuse herself from pending Pa. mail-in ballot extension case. State GOP has asked for expedited review of case before Nov. 3.
— Spotlight PA (@SpotlightPA) October 27, 2020