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As we discussed a few weeks ago, the federal courts’ responses to COVID have varied widely. One of the most common responses across the federal courts, however, has been the extension of filing deadlines—although the particular deadlines affected and the length of the extensions granted (again) vary. To give a few examples from


Last week, the Supreme Court, the D.C. Circuit, the Ninth Circuit, and several other federal and state courts of appeals took the unusual step of suspending or postponing all upcoming in-person oral arguments. On March 16, the Supreme Court issued a press release postponing arguments for the March session (through April 1), stating that