The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday canceled oral arguments next month over President Donald Trump’s bid to keep Congress from seeing material withheld from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian political meddling, raising the possibility that the justices may never rule on the issue.
The court granted a request from the Democratic-led House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, which asked in court papers for a postponement given that a new Congress will convene in the first week of January 2021 and Democratic President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated on Jan. 20.
Acting U.S. Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall, representing the Trump administration, did not oppose the request. The oral arguments had been scheduled for Dec. 2. The court action in a brief order means it is possible the case will be dropped altogether once Biden takes office.
U.S. Supreme Court postpones a scheduled Dec. 2 argument over confidential materials from the Mueller probe after the Trump administration said it didn’t object to a delay sought by House Democrats https://t.co/Y1kqKHMtLe
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