The Supreme Court begins its two-week break between February and March arguments with two justices heading to Capitol Hill tomorrow for the court’s first public budget hearing since 2015. Justices Samuel Alito Jr. and Elena Kagan will appear before the House committee. We begin the break with a look behind a rare eight-page petition in a consumer case that won review last week. We also check in on Justice Clarence Thomas’s continuing efforts to entice his colleagues into re-examining some of their doctrines and precedents. Thanks for reading, and contact us anytime at [email protected] and [email protected].