Good morning and welcome to Supreme Court Brief. After Friday’s blockbuster arguments in challenges to the Biden administration’s vaccine requirements, the first official week of the January argument session is very low key, although not unimportant. We have details on which lawyers will be at the lectern or remote if needed. We checked in on the latest Fifth Circuit arguments on the Texas abortion ban, and scroll down to read an Iowa U.S. senator’s call for the justices to act on a bacon and eggs conflict.

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