Supreme Court drops hearing on Mueller grand jury materials

The Supreme Court granted a request from House Democrats to cancel the December hearing before the high court related to their pursuit of secretive grand jury materials underlying special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. The move from Democrats to back off from the high-profile clash with the Justice Department next month signals they might drop the case entirely after President-elect Joe Biden takes office and a new Congress is seated in January.

“The motion of respondent to remove the case from the December 2020 argument calendar is granted,” a short order from the Supreme Court noted on Friday.

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