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OffbeatSupreme Court delays arguments for Bush national day of mourning

03:40  03 december  2018
03:40  03 december  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS) is the highest court in the federal judiciary of the United States.

The Supreme Court actually interposed itself into the election contest three times. But by the time the Court began hearing arguments in the appeal on December 1, the certification had already The first hearing of Bush v. Gore telegraphed to the nation what would happen if the Court took further

Supreme Court delays arguments for Bush national day of mourning© Getty Images Supreme Court delays arguments for Bush national day of mourning The Supreme Court is delaying its Wednesday arguments in order to observe the national day of mourning planned for former President George H.W. Bush.

The high court was scheduled to hear oral arguments for Gamble v. United States, a case about the double jeopardy clause of the Fifth Amendment, on Wednesday. The justices will now hear the arguments the following day, according to the Supreme Court announcement.

The late former president's funeral will take place on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Washington National Cathedral. He is set to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda from Monday through Wednesday morning.

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President Trump declares next Wednesday as a national day of mourning for former President George H.W. Bush . In a statement today the White House said the President is scheduled to speak with former President George W. Bush today to offer condolences on behalf of himself and First Lady

Following the U.S. Supreme Court 's decision in Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board Governor George Bush and his running mate, Richard Cheney, filed a request for review in the The U.S. Supreme Court granted review and issued the stay on December 9. It heard oral argument two

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, the Bush family and the Obamas have already announced that they are planning to attend Bush's funeral. More high-profile guests are likely to announce their attendance in the coming days.

Bush died at his Houston, Texas, home on Friday. He was 94 years old.

Multiple members of the Supreme Court have close ties to Bush. Bush nominated Associate Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991, and Chief Justice John Roberts worked in the Bush administration as the Justice Department's principal deputy solicitor general.

Bush served as the 41st U.S. President for one term, from 1989 to 1993, and the 43rd Vice President from 1981 to 1989.

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