Justice Amy Coney Barrett returned to a theme she has asked repeatedly about during today's hearing, asking how the growing availability of adoption — via so-called “safe haven” laws — changes the reliance interest.
US Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar said that there is “nothing new.” Her question wraps up Prelogar’s argument period and Mississippi Solicitor General Scott Stewart, when stepped up for a brief rebuttal, seized on Barrett’s question.
He said the rise of "safe haven" laws relieve a “huge burden."
Stewart finished his rebuttal without any additional questions from the court.
The hearing ended after the rebuttal, having lasted just under two hours.