Supreme Court Shakes Up Circuit Assignments For Justices

Law360 (November 20, 2020, 3:00 PM EST) -- Several justices on the Supreme Court will now be responsible for motions and applications arising from their old circuit courts after a new round of "circuit assignments" was announced Friday in light of Justice Amy Coney Barrett's appointment.

The Supreme Court announces new circuit assignments after a change in membership of the court — this one the result of Justice Barrett's replacement of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died in September.

The justices of the Supreme Court have had varying responsibilities for the different federal circuit courts since the judiciary was established. Where past justices were required to "ride...

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