The SCOTUS is extremely technical. No, they don’t bring cases up to conference based on courtesy. The Justice has to either a) believe there is merit or b) want to see the petition ‘die in committee.’
What is going on here, I have no clue. If memory serves, Robers, Scalia and Thomas have each now brought one of these cases to Conference, so it seems they do want any constitutional questions resolved.
Why Obama couldn’t just produce a certified copy of his birth certificate is beyond me.
No, they dont bring cases up to conference based on courtesy.
***I wish we could get the constitutional scholars and lawyers on this site to weigh in on that statement. It strikes me as perfectly sensible, but all I hear is hemming & hawwing when I ask about it.