WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is altering its schedule following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg says the justices will not hold their scheduled closed-door conference on Friday. That's when Scalia's body will lie in repose in the court's Great Hall.
The justices typically take action on pending appeals at the Friday meeting and announce the results on Monday morning. So there also will be no orders issued in those pending cases.
Justices with opinions in the works also signal at the conference which ones might be ready to deliver the following week. Arberg had no information about whether the court will issue opinions next week in any of the 24 unresolved cases that were argued in the fall.