The court acted after Oklahoma’s attorney general joined Mr. Glossip in urging it to halt the execution, which had been scheduled for May 18.
The justice’s files on thousands of cases, including landmark decisions on abortion and the 2000 election, were made public.
The justices considered the constitutionality of letting states keep all the proceeds of the sale of confiscated property even when they far exceed the taxpayer’s debt.
In a combative 2004 memo rejecting calls for his recusal, Justice Antonin Scalia discussed whether a trip on a litigant’s plane was a gift that had to be disclosed.
The court’s order seemed to vindicate a commitment in last year’s decision in Dobbs: to leave further questions about abortion to the political process.
In an emergency application, lawyers for the government asked the justices to stay all of a Texas judge’s ruling suspending a commonly used abortion medication.
The justices differed about whether the toy, shaped like a bottle of Jack Daniel’s, violated the distiller’s trademark rights or was protected by the First Amendment.
Two criminal defendants have asked the Supreme Court to decide whether remote testimony against them violated the Sixth Amendment’s confrontation clause.
Recent orders suggest that the justices are thinking of dismissing cases involving the “independent state legislature” theory and Title 42, an immigration measure imposed during the pandemic.
The “major questions doctrine,” promoted by conservative commentators, is of recent vintage but has enormous power and may doom student loan relief and other programs.