U.S. Supreme Court Oral Arguments

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A case in which the Court will decide whether the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is unconstitutional, and if so, whether it is severable from the rest of the Act.

Episode Date
California v. Texas
120:43
A case in which the Court will decide whether the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is unconstitutional, and if so, whether it is severable from the rest of the Act.
Nov 10, 2020
Brownback v. King
63:41
A case in which the Court will decide whether the judgment bar provision of the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) prevents a plaintiff whose FTCA claim against the government failed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction from filing another action, against the same defendants and arising from the same set of facts and injuries, under another theory of liability.
Nov 09, 2020
Niz-Chavez v. Barr
69:47
A case in which the Court will decide what type of notice the government must provide to trigger the “stop-time rule,” which stops noncitizens from accruing the time in the United States that they need to become eligible for discretionary relief from deportation.
Nov 09, 2020
Fulton v. City of Philadelphia
111:33
A case in which the Court will decide several questions arising under the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment and whether to revisit its decision in Employment Division v. Smith.
Nov 04, 2020
Jones v. Mississippi
87:10
A case in which the Court will decide whether, under the Eighth Amendment, a sentencing authority must find that a juvenile is permanently incorrigible before it may impose a sentence of life without parole.
Nov 03, 2020
Borden v. United States
72:06
A case in which the Court will decide whether the “use of force” clause in the Armed Career Criminal Act encompasses crimes with an intent requirement of mere recklessness.
Nov 03, 2020
Salinas v. United States Railroad Retirement Board
63:04
A case in which the Court will decide whether, under Section 5(f) of the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act and Section 8 of the Railroad Retirement Act, the Railroad Retirement Board’s denial of a request to reopen a prior benefits determination is a “final decision” subject to judicial review.
Nov 02, 2020
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service v. Sierra Club
69:42
A case in which the Court will clarify the scope of the deliberative process privilege under Exemption 5 of the Freedom of Information Act.
Nov 02, 2020
Pereida v. Barr
64:07
A case in which the Court will decide whether a criminal conviction bars a noncitizen from applying for relief from removal when the record of conviction is ambiguous as to whether it corresponds to an offense listed in the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Oct 14, 2020
Torres v. Madrid
77:10
A case in which the Court will decide whether an unsuccessful attempt to detain a suspect by use of physical force is a “seizure” within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment, or whether physical force must be successful in detaining a suspect to constitute a “seizure.”
Oct 14, 2020
United States v. Briggs
60:40
A case in which the Court will decide whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces erred in concluding—contrary to its own longstanding precedent—that the Uniform Code of Military Justice allows prosecution of a rape that occurred between 1986 and 2006 only if it was discovered and charged within five years.
Oct 13, 2020
City of Chicago v. Fulton
81:37
A case in which the Court will decide the obligations of an entity that is passively retaining possession of property in which a bankruptcy estate has an interest.
Oct 13, 2020
Google LLC v. Oracle America Inc.
96:10
A case in which the court will decide whether copyright protection extends to a software interface, and whether the petitioner’s use of a software interface in the context of creating a new computer program constitutes fair use.
Oct 07, 2020
Ford Motor Company v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court
60:54
A case in which the Court will decide whether a state court may exercise personal jurisdiction over a nonresident defendant when none of the defendant’s contacts with that state caused the plaintiff’s claims.
Oct 07, 2020
Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association
71:33
A case in which the Court will decide whether an Arkansas law regulating pharmacy benefit managers’ drug-reimbursement rates is pre-empted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).
Oct 06, 2020
FNU Tanzin v. Tanvir
60:53
A case in which the Court will decide whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, 42 U.S.C. § 2000bb, permits lawsuits seeking money damages against individual federal employees.
Oct 06, 2020
Texas v. New Mexico
74:47
A case in which the Court will decide whether the River Master correctly allocated evaporation losses under the Pecos River Compact.
Oct 05, 2020
Carney v. Adams
61:19
A case in which the Court will decide whether a state law that effectively limits state judicial service to members of the Democratic and Republican parties violates the First Amendment.
Oct 05, 2020
Colorado Department of State v. Baca
61:08
A case in which the Court upheld as constitutional a Colorado law that prohibits so-called “faithless” electors from casting their votes in the Electoral College.
May 13, 2020
Chiafalo v. Washington
74:27
A case in which the Court held that the Constitution does not prohibit Washington's “faithless elector” law, which requires presidential electors to vote the way state law directs.
May 13, 2020
Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP
96:29
Cases in which the Court held that while the Constitution does not prohibit congressional subpoenas issued to the sitting President, the courts below did not adequately weigh the separation-of-powers concerns raised by the subpoenas in these cases.
May 12, 2020
Trump v. Vance
101:21
A case in which the Court held that Article II and the Supremacy Clause neither categorically preclude, nor require a heightened standard for, the issuance of a state criminal subpoena to a sitting President.
May 12, 2020
Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru
98:33
A case in which the Court held that the First Amendment’s religion clauses prevent civil courts from adjudicating employment-discrimination claims brought by an employee against her religious employer, when the employee carried out important religious functions.
May 11, 2020
McGirt v. Oklahoma
91:45
A case in which the Court held that parts of eastern Oklahoma are an Indian reservation subject to exclusive federal jurisdiction for certain crimes under the Indian Major Crimes Act.
May 11, 2020
Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants Inc.
72:55
A case in which the Court held that a provision of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 creating an exception to the prohibition on automated calls for government debt collection calls violates the First Amendment but is severable from the remainder of the statute.
May 06, 2020
Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania
99:20
A case in which the Court held that the federal government acted properly when it added extensive exemptions to regulations requiring employers to include contraceptive coverage in employee health plans.
May 06, 2020
United States Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International, Inc.
68:42
A case in which the Court held that a law conditioning federal funding to foreign affiliates of an American organization on those organizations' express policies on prostitution and sex trafficking does not violate the First Amendment because foreign corporations operating outside of the United States do not have First Amendment rights.
May 05, 2020
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B.V.
75:51
A case in which the Court held that the addition by an online business of a generic top-level domain (“.com”) to an otherwise generic term can create a protectable trademark if the composite term is distinct from the generic term to consumers.
May 04, 2020
June Medical Services LLC v. Russo
59:39
A case in which the Court reversed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upholding Louisiana’s law requiring physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital because it conflicted with the Court’s binding precedent in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.
Mar 04, 2020
Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
74:42
A case in which the Court held that the vesting of substantial executive authority in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an independent agency led by a single director, violates the separation of powers, but the statutory provision creating that violation, 12 U.S.C. § 5491(c)(3) is severable from the Dodd-Frank Act.
Mar 03, 2020
Liu v. Securities and Exchange Commission
52:58
A case in which the Court held that the Securities and Exchange Commission may seek and obtain disgorgement from a court as “equitable relief” for a securities law violation, subject to certain restrictions.
Mar 03, 2020
Nasrallah v. Barr
60:50
A case in which the Court held that the federal courts have jurisdiction to review an administrative agency’s factual findings underlying denials of withholding (and deferral) of removal relief, notwithstanding 8 U.S.C. § 1252(a)(2)(C), which seems to divest courts of jurisdiction in such cases.
Mar 02, 2020
Department of Homeland Security v. Thuraissigiam
60:40
A case in which the Court held that 8 U.S.C. § 1252(e)(2) as applied to the respondent Thuraissigiam does not violate the Suspension Clause of the Constitution.
Mar 02, 2020
Lomax v. Ortiz-Marquez
58:07
A case in which the Court held that a dismissal without prejudice for failure to state a claim counts as a strike under the Prison Litigation Reform Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g), which bars inmates from filing or appealing a federal civil action without paying the associated fees if they have filed three or more cases or appeals that were dismissed because the lawsuits were frivolous or malicious or did not properly state a legal claim for relief.
Feb 26, 2020
United States v. Sineneng-Smith
58:59
A case in which the Court held that the Ninth Circuit’s decision below was an abuse of discretion because it considered and ruled on an issue not raised by the parties.
Feb 25, 2020
United States Forest Service v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association
61:52
A case in which the Court held that the U.S. Forest Service has the authority to grant rights-of-way under the Mineral Leasing Act through lands traversed by the Appalachian Trail within national forests.
Feb 24, 2020
Opati v. Republic of Sudan
60:10
A case in which the Court held that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) applies retroactively, thereby permitting recovery of punitive damages against foreign states for terrorist activities occurring prior to the passage of the current version of the statute.
Feb 24, 2020
Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue
62:39
A case in which the Court held a Montana state law that provides funding for education but excludes religious education options violates the Free Exercise Clause of the federal Constitution.
Jan 22, 2020
Shular v. United States
60:50
A case in which the Court held that the Armed Career Criminal Act’s “serious drug offense” definition requires only that a state offense involve the conduct specified in the statute; it does not require that the state offense match certain generic offenses.
Jan 21, 2020
GE Energy Power Conversion France SAS v. Outokumpu Stainless USA LLC
61:21
A case in which the Court held that the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards does not prohibit the application of domestic equitable estoppel doctrine to allow a nonsignatory to an arbitration agreement to compel arbitration.
Jan 21, 2020
Babb v. Wilkie
59:21
A case in which the Court held that the federal-sector provision of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 demands that personnel actions be untainted by any consideration of age, but but-for causation is important in determining the appropriate remedy that may be obtained.
Jan 15, 2020
Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil, Inc.
57:52
A case in which the Court held that under Section 35 of the Lanham Act, a plaintiff does not need to show willful infringement to receive an award of an infringer’s profits for a violation of Section 43(a).
Jan 14, 2020
Kelly v. United States
60:16
A case in which the Court held that Baroni and Kelly, who executed the New Jersey “Bridgegate” political retribution scheme against Fort Lee’s mayor, did not violate the federal-program fraud or wire fraud laws because they did not aim to obtain money or property from the federal Port Authority.
Jan 14, 2020
Lucky Brand Dungarees Inc. v. Marcel Fashions Group Inc.
61:36
A case in which the Court held that because the trademark action at issue challenged different conduct—and raised different claims—from an earlier action between the parties, Marcel cannot preclude Lucky Brand from raising new defenses, including a defense that Lucky Brand failed to press fully in the earlier suit.
Jan 13, 2020
Thole v. U.S. Bank, N.A.
62:27
A case in which the Court held that an ERISA plan participant lacks judicial standing to seek injunctive relief or restoration of plan losses caused by fiduciary breach if he cannot demonstrate individual financial loss or the imminent risk thereof.
Jan 13, 2020
McKinney v. Arizona
59:22
A case in which the Court held that a state court of appeals, not a jury, can reweigh aggravating and mitigating circumstances on habeas corpus review in death penalty cases.
Dec 11, 2019
Monasky v. Taglieri
60:10
A case in which the Court held that a child’s “habitual residence” under the Hague Convention depends on the totality of the circumstances specific to the case, not categorical requirements such as an actual agreement between parents.
Dec 11, 2019
Maine Community Health Options v. United States
60:40
A case in which the Court held that the federal government has an obligation to pay the insurance carriers in this case for losses incurred under the "Risk Corridors" program of the Affordable Care Act as a result of their participation in the health care marketplace.
Dec 10, 2019
Holguin-Hernandez v. United States
47:07
A case in which the Court held that a criminal defendant's district-court argument for a specific sentence preserved his claim on appeal that the sentence imposed was unreasonably long.
Dec 10, 2019
Guerrero-Lasprilla v. Barr
58:16
A case in which the Court held that the phrase “questions of law” in the Immigration and Nationality Act’s Limited Review Provision, 8 U. S. C. §1252(a)(2)(D), includes the application of a legal standard to undisputed or established facts.
Dec 09, 2019
Thryv, Inc. v. Click-To-Call Technologies, LP
62:38
A case in which the Court held that 35 U.S.C. §314(d) precludes judicial review of a Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decision to institute inter partes review upon finding that §315(b)’s time bar did not apply.
Dec 09, 2019
Intel Corp. Investment Policy Committee v. Sulyma
61:40
A case in which the Court held that under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 requirement that plaintiffs with “actual knowledge” of an alleged fiduciary breach must file suit within three years of gaining that knowledge, a plaintiff does not necessarily have “actual knowledge” of the information contained in disclosures that he receives but does not read or cannot recall reading.
Dec 04, 2019
Banister v. Davis
58:54
A case in which the Court held that a timely Rule 59(e) motion to “amend or alter” a habeas court’s judgment is not a second or successive habeas petition.
Dec 04, 2019
Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Christian, et al.
61:19
A case in which the Court held that the landowners in this case were potentially responsible parties under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and thus need the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval to take remedial action.
Dec 03, 2019
Rodriguez v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
59:56
A case in which the Court vacated the ruling below that had applied a federal common-law rule on how to allocate a tax refund paid to an affiliated group.
Dec 03, 2019
New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York
62:24
A case in which the Court was asked to decide whether New York City’s ban on transporting a licensed, locked, and unloaded handgun to a home or shooting range outside city limits is consistent with the Second Amendment, the Commerce Clause, and the constitutional right to travel.
Dec 02, 2019
Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org Inc.
60:56
A case in which the Court held that the government edict doctrine extends to—and thus renders uncopyrightable—the annotations in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.
Dec 02, 2019
Comcast Corp. v. National Association of African American-Owned Media
59:30
A case in which the Court held that a claim of race discrimination under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 requires that the plaintiff show that race was a but-for cause of the plaintiff's injury.
Nov 13, 2019
Ritzen Group, Inc. v. Jackson Masonry, LLC
62:13
A case in which the Court held that a bankruptcy court’s order unreservedly denying relief from the automatic stay of creditor debt-collection efforts outside the bankruptcy forum is final and immediately appealable.
Nov 13, 2019
Hernandez v. Mesa
61:38
A case in which the Court held that the family of a Mexican teenager who was killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in a cross-border shooting cannot sue the agent for damages under the U.S. Constitution.
Nov 12, 2019
Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California
82:59
A case in which the Court held that the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was arbitrary and capricious under the Administrative Procedure Act.
Nov 12, 2019
Retirement Plans Committee of IBM v. Jander
61:27
A case in which the Court was asked to decide whether generalized allegations of harm satisfy the "more harm than good" pleading standard for ERISA claims.
Nov 06, 2019
County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund
62:37
A case in which the Court held the Clean Water Act requires a permit when pollutants originate from a point source but are conveyed to navigable waters by a nonpoint source, such as groundwater, if the conveyance is the "functional equivalent" of a direct discharge.
Nov 06, 2019
CITGO Asphalt Refining Co. v. Frescati Shipping Co.
56:22
A case in which the Court held that under federal maritime law a safe-berth clause in a voyage charter contract is a guarantee of a ship’s safety, not merely a duty of due diligence.
Nov 05, 2019
Allen v. Cooper
60:54
A case in which the Court held that the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act was not a valid abrogation of state sovereign immunity to allow authors of original expression to sue states who infringe their federal copyrights.
Nov 05, 2019
Kansas v. Glover
61:13
A case in which the Court held that when a police officer lacks information to suggest that the person driving a vehicle is not the vehicle’s owner, an investigative traffic stop made after running the vehicle’s license plate and learning that the registered owner’s driver’s license has been revoked is reasonable under the Fourth Amendment.
Nov 04, 2019
Barton v. Barr
60:30
A case in which the Court held that in determining eligibility for cancellation of removal of a lawful permanent resident who commits a serious crime, an offense listed in 8 U.S.C. § 1182(a)(2) committed during the initial seven years of residence need not be one of the offenses of removal.
Nov 04, 2019
Mathena v. Malvo
62:38
A case in which the Court was asked to decide whether its prior decision regarding constitutional rules for sentencing juveniles is a substantive rule of constitutional law and thus retroactive, as the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, below, concluded in direct conflict with Virginia’s highest court.
Oct 16, 2019
Rotkiske v. Klemm
57:21
A case in which the Court held that the one-year statute of limitations under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act begins when the violation occurred, not when the violation was discovered.
Oct 16, 2019
Kansas v. Garcia
61:49
A case in which the Court upheld Kansas's prosecution of noncitizens who used stolen social security numbers to gain employment.
Oct 16, 2019