High Court cuts back work on holy days

Neither Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg nor Justice Stephen Breyer was present in court on the Day of Atonement. Information about how they spent the Jewish holy day was not available.

The court typically follows a preset schedule, convening during the first week of October, which coincided this year with Yom Kippur.

Court guidelines permit justices to miss a day's arguments, provided that they bring themselves up to speed by reviewing transcripts.