On August 12, 2020, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals denied the Trump Administration's petition for rehearing Cook County v. Wolf en banc of its June 10, 2020 opinion affirming the District Court's entry of a preliminary injunction in favor of Cook County in the public charge litigation. The government has until November 18, 2020, to file a petition for a writ of certiorari before the United States Supreme Court.
Previous posts have discussed the "public charge rule" that the firm is challenging on behalf of Cook County in the case.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett served on the original 7th Circuit panel. In her submission to the Senate's questionnaire in advance of her confirmation hearings found in a Law360 article, Judge Barrett has listed the case among her most important decisions while serving on the 7th Circuit.