In today’s blog post, we take a look at the month ahead and highlight three events that we expect to make headlines in November.
- The Supreme Court will hear several major cases in November as the court’s fall term continues. On Nov. 1, the court will hear oral arguments surrounding a Texas law prohibiting nearly all abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy. This comes after the court’s decision to uphold the law back in September. Several other notable cases remain on the docket this month, including those pertaining to the Second Amendment (Nov. 3), a sexual assault lawsuit against the United Kingdom’s Prince Andrew (Nov. 3), a Mississippi abortion law (Nov. 5) and the government’s state secrets priviledge (Nov. 8).
- Starting Nov. 8, the United States will prohibit non-citizen, non-immigrant air travelers from entering the country without providing proof that they are fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to boarding an aircraft that is flying into the U.S. According to the Biden administration, the updated policy “puts in place an international travel system that is stringent, consistent across the globe, and guided by public health.” Enhanced testing protocols will remain in place for travelers as well.
- The 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place in New York City and six NFL teams will face off on Nov. 25, marking the Thanksgiving holiday. Over the years consumers have grown used to starting their holiday shopping that evening, but many retailers are continuing last year’s trend of closing its stores on Thanksgiving Day and reopening the next morning for Black Friday shoppers. According to experts, Nov. 26 is too late to start holiday shopping anyhow, due to ongoing supply chain disruptions and labor shortages. Consumers will have several other opportunities to get into the holiday spirit in November by “shopping small” and supporting local businesses on Small Business Saturday (Nov. 27), snagging the season’s best deals from the couch on Cyber Monday (Nov. 29) and finding a way to celebrate generosity on Giving Tuesday (Nov. 30).
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