HITTING PAUSE

Chief Justice John Roberts Halts Contempt Order in Mystery Mueller Case

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has halted a contempt citation issued by a lower court against a foreign company in a secret case stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. CNN reported that the order is temporary; the full court must still vote on whether they want to intervene in the case. The unnamed company, which is owned by an overseas government, received a subpoena to turn over information to a grand jury—and started racking up fines when it refused. Roberts halted the fines until Dec. 31, when Mueller’s team has to file its response. Although the case has been wending its way through the court system since the early fall, it is still largely a mystery.