FILE PHOTO: The sun rises over the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington

FILE PHOTO: The sun casts shadows as it rises over the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., Dec. 20, 2023. 

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Boy Scouts of America's $2.46 billion settlement with sexual abuse victims to move forward, lifting a temporary pause imposed in response to an appeal by 144 former scouts who opposed the agreement.

The court's order supersedes one issued by Justice Samuel Alito on Feb. 16 temporarily freezing the settlement to give the full court more time to consider a Feb. 9 request by abuse claimants who sought to block the settlement from moving forward while they pursue appeals.