U.S. Supreme Court Oral Arguments

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A case in which the Court will decide whether a civil service pension received for federal civilian employment as a “military technician (dual status)” is “a payment based wholly on service as a member of a uniformed service” for the purposes of the Social Security Act’s windfall elimination provision.

Episode Date
United States v. Tsarnaev
94:35
A case in which the Court will decide whether to reinstate the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Oct 13, 2021
Babcock v. Kijakazi
53:17
A case in which the Court will decide whether a civil service pension received for federal civilian employment as a “military technician (dual status)” is “a payment based wholly on service as a member of a uniformed service” for the purposes of the Social Security Act’s windfall elimination provision.
Oct 13, 2021
Cameron v. EMW Women’s Surgical Center
73:10
A case in which the Court will decide whether a state attorney general should be permitted to intervene after a federal court of appeals invalidates a state statute and no other state actor will defend the law.
Oct 12, 2021
Thompson v. Clark
89:42
A case in which the Court will resolve a circuit split as to whether a plaintiff who seeks to bring a Section 1983 action alleging unreasonable seizure pursuant to legal process must first show that the criminal proceeding against him “formally ended in a manner not inconsistent with his innocence,” or that the proceeding “ended in a manner that affirmatively indicates his innocence.”
Oct 12, 2021
United States v. Zubaydah
70:29
A case in which the Court will decide whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit may reject the United States’s assertion of the state-secrets privilege based on the court’s own assessment of potential harms to national security on matters concerning alleged clandestine CIA activities.
Oct 06, 2021
Hemphill v. New York
70:17
A case in which the Court will decide whether, or under what circumstances, a criminal defendant, whose argumentation or introduction of evidence at trial “opens the door” to the admission of responsive evidence that would otherwise be barred by the rules of evidence, also forfeits his right to exclude evidence otherwise barred by the Confrontation Clause.
Oct 05, 2021
Brown v. Davenport
51:57
A case in which the Court will decide how the “harmless error” standard of review applies when a criminal defendant is seeking federal post-conviction relief.
Oct 05, 2021
Mississippi v. Tennessee
71:09
A case in which the Court will resolve a dispute over groundwater rights between Mississippi and Tennessee.
Oct 04, 2021
Wooden v. United States
64:52
A case in which the Court will decide whether, under the Armed Career Criminal Act, offenses that were committed as part of a single criminal spree but sequentially in time were “committed on occasions different from one another” for purposes of a sentencing enhancement.
Oct 04, 2021
Terry v. United States
82:41
A case in which the Court held that pre-August 3, 2010, crack offenders sentenced under 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(C) do not have a “covered offense” under Section 404 of the First Step Act and thus are not eligible for sentence reduction.
May 04, 2021
Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L.
111:35
A case in which the Court held that the First Amendment limits but does not entirely prohibit regulation of off-campus student speech by public school officials.
Apr 28, 2021
PennEast Pipeline Co. v. New Jersey
89:13
A case in which the Court held that the Natural Gas Act delegates to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission certificate-holders the authority to exercise the federal government’s eminent-domain power to condemn land in which a state claims an interest, and that it abrogates state sovereign immunity in such cases.
Apr 28, 2021
United States v. Palomar-Santiago
50:13
A case in which the Court held that a defendant who has been charged with unlawful reentry into the United States after removal and is seeking dismissal of the charge must prove each of the requirements described in the statute governing such actions.
Apr 27, 2021
HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining LLC v. Renewable Fuels Association
99:44
A case in which the Court held that, in order to qualify for a hardship exemption under Section 7545(o)(9)(B)(i) of the Renewable Fuel Standards, a small refinery need not receive uninterrupted, continuous hardship exemptions for every year since 2011.
Apr 27, 2021
Americans for Prosperity v. Bonta
104:30
A case in which the Court struck down a policy of the California attorney general’s office requiring charities to disclose the names and addresses of their major donors as violating the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Apr 26, 2021
Guam v. United States
52:36
A case in which the Court held that Guam can pursue a contribution action against the U.S. Navy for its role in the environmental hazards arising from the Navy’s landfill on the island of Guam, known as the Ordot Dump.
Apr 26, 2021
Minerva Surgical, Inc. v. Hologic, Inc.
88:57
A case in which the Court upheld, with limitations, the doctrine of assignor estoppel in patent infringement cases where the defendant asserts the defense of invalidity.
Apr 21, 2021
San Antonio v. Hotels.com, L.P.
70:40
A case in which the Court held that district courts do not have the discretion to deny or reduce appellate costs deemed “taxable” in district court under Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 39(e).
Apr 21, 2021
Greer v. United States
63:57
A case in which the Court held that under 18 U.S. C. §922(g)(1), to obtain plain-error relief, a defendant must make a sufficient argument or representation on appeal that he would have presented evidence at trial that he did not know he was a felon.
Apr 20, 2021
United States v. Gary
48:01
A case in which the Court will decide whether a defendant who pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1) and 924(a), is automatically entitled to plain-error relief if the district court did not advise him that one element of that offense is knowledge of his status as a felon, regardless of whether he can show that the district court’s error affected the outcome of the proceedings.
Apr 20, 2021
Sanchez v. Mayorkas
59:08
A case in which the Court held that under 8 U.S.C. § 1254a(f)(4), a grant of temporary protected status does not constitute an “admission” into the United States and thus does not authorize eligible noncitizens to obtain lawful-permanent-resident status under 8 U.S.C. § 1255.
Apr 19, 2021
Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation
104:10
A case in which the Court held that the Alaska Native regional and village corporations established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act are “Indian Tribe[s]” for purposes of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
Apr 19, 2021
National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Alston
93:59
A case in which the Court will decide whether the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)’s prohibition on compensation for college athletes violates federal antitrust laws.
Mar 31, 2021
TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez
90:27
A case in which the Court held that a subset of a class of plaintiffs lacked Article III standing to sue a credit reporting agency because they did not suffer an injury comparable to that of the class representative.
Mar 30, 2021
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. v. Arkansas Teacher Retirement System
83:22
A case in which the Court held that a defendant in a securities class action has the burden of production and also the burden of persuasion to rebut the so-called Basic presumption.
Mar 29, 2021
Caniglia v. Strom
102:07
A case in which the Court held that the “community caretaking” exception to the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement does not extend to the home.
Mar 24, 2021
United States v. Cooley
68:52
A case in which the Court held that a police officer for a Native American tribe has the authority to detain and search a non-tribe member within a reservation on suspicion of violating a state or federal law.
Mar 23, 2021
Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid
68:49
A case in which the Court held a California regulation granting labor organizations a “right to take access” to an agricultural employer’s property to solicit support for unionization constitutes a per se physical taking under the Fifth Amendment?
Mar 22, 2021
Carr v. Saul
61:37
A case in which the Court held that a person seeking disability benefits under the Social Security Act does not forfeit their ability to challenge the appointment of an administrative law judge if they fail to raise that challenge during administrative proceedings.
Mar 03, 2021
Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee
114:13
A case in which the Court upheld Arizona’s policy of not counting provisional ballots cast in person on Election Day outside of the voter’s designated precinct and Arizona’s law permitting only certain persons to handle another person’s completed early ballot against challenges under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and the Fifteenth Amendment.
Mar 02, 2021
United States v. Arthrex, Inc.
89:15
A case in which the Court will decide whether the appointment of administrative patent judges by the Secretary of Commerce violates the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Mar 01, 2021
Lange v. California
112:23
A case in which the Court held that the exigent circumstances exception to the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement is not categorically triggered when police are pursuing a suspect whom they believe committed a misdemeanor.
Feb 24, 2021
Garland v. Dai
95:18
A case in which the Court held that a court of appeals cannot presume that an immigrant’s testimony is credible and true simply because an immigration judge or the Board of Immigration Appeals did not specifically find that he was not credible.
Feb 23, 2021
Florida v. Georgia
65:49
A case in which the Court held that Florida could not show that it Georgia had caused harm to its oyster fisheries and thus was not entitled to equitable or injunctive relief.
Feb 22, 2021
FCC v. Prometheus Radio Project
A case in which the Court held that the Federal Communications Commission’s 2017 decision to repeal or modify three of its media ownership rules was not arbitrary or capricious under the Administrative Procedure Act.
Jan 19, 2021
BP P.L.C. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore
75:02
A case in which the Court held that federal law permits a court of appeals to review any issue included in a district court’s order sending a case to state court when the move to state court is based on two statutes, not just the ground for removal itself.
Jan 19, 2021
75:02
Jan 19, 2021
Jan 19, 2021
AMG Capital Management, LLC v. Federal Trade Commission
66:43
A case in which the Court held that Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, by authorizing “injunction[s],” does not authorizes the Federal Trade Commission to demand monetary relief such as restitution.
Jan 13, 2021
Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski
92:30
A case in which the Court held that a request for nominal damages satisfies the redressability element necessary for Article III standing where a plaintiff’s claim is based on a completed violation of a legal right.
Jan 12, 2021
Johnson v. Guzman Chavez
65:25
A case in which the Court held that Section §1231, not §1226, applies to the detention of a nonresident who is subject to a reinstated removal order and who is pursuing withholding or deferral of removal.
Jan 11, 2021
Collins v. Yellen
100:54
A case in which the Court held that the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) structure violates the separation of powers but that courts need not set aside the final agency action that FHFA took when it was unconstitutionally structured.
Dec 09, 2020
Henry Schein Inc. v. Archer and White Sales Inc.
69:41
A case in which the Court was asked to decide whether a provision in an arbitration agreement that exempts certain claims from arbitration negates an otherwise clear and unmistakable delegation of questions of arbitrability to an arbitrator.
Dec 08, 2020
Facebook, Inc. v. Duguid
82:53
A case in which the Court held that to qualify as an “automatic telephone dialing system” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, a device must have the capacity either to store or to produce a telephone number using a random or sequential number generator.
Dec 08, 2020
Federal Republic of Germany v. Philipp
88:14
A case in which the Court held that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act’s expropriation exception, 28 U.S.C. §1605(a)(3), incorporates the domestic takings rule, which recognizes that a foreign sovereign’s taking of its own nationals’ property is not a violation of international law.
Dec 07, 2020
Republic of Hungary v. Simon
80:41
A case in which the Court considered whether a court can decline to exercise jurisdiction on comity grounds in a case arising from the expropriation exemption of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, where the plaintiffs have not sought to exhaust their local remedies in the foreign country.
Dec 07, 2020
Edwards v. Vannoy
85:55
A case in which the Court held that its decision in Ramos v. Louisiana, in which it held the U.S. Constitution requires states to obtain a unanimous verdict to convict a criminal defendant for a serious offense, does not apply retroactively to cases on federal collateral review.
Dec 02, 2020
CIC Services, LLC v. Internal Revenue Service
62:41
A case in which the Court held that the Anti-Injunction Act’s bar on lawsuits for the purpose of restraining the assessment or collection of taxes does not bar challenges to unlawful regulatory mandates that are not taxes.
Dec 01, 2020
Nestlé USA, Inc. v. Doe I
88:12
A case in which the Court will clarify the scope and reach of the Alien Tort Statute as to conduct by domestic corporations within the United States that may have caused harms abroad.
Dec 01, 2020
Van Buren v. United States
66:08
A case in which the Court held that a person who is authorized to access information on a computer for certain purposes does not violate Section 1030(a)(2) of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act if he accesses that information for an improper purpose; he must also obtain information located in particular areas of the computer that are off-limits to him.
Nov 30, 2020
Trump v. New York
93:16
A case in which the Court was asked to decide whether a memorandum by President Donald Trump instructing the Secretary of Commerce to include in his report on the 2020 census information enabling the President to exclude noncitizens from the base population number for purposes of apportioning seats in the House of Representatives.
Nov 30, 2020
California v. Texas
120:43
A case in which the Court held that the plaintiffs challenging the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate as unconstitutional lack standing to bring their case in federal court.
Nov 10, 2020
Niz-Chavez v. Garland
69:47
A case in which the Court held that to trigger the stop-time rule under the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, a notice to appear must be a single document containing all the information about an individual’s removal hearing.
Nov 09, 2020
Brownback v. King
63:41
A case in which the Court held that 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
Fulton v. City of Philadelphia
111:33
A case in which the Court held that the refusal of Philadelphia to contract with Catholic Social Services (CSS) for the provision of foster care services unless CSS agrees to certify same-sex couples as foster parents violates the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.
Nov 04, 2020
Jones v. Mississippi
87:10
A case in which the Court held that, under the Eighth Amendment, a sentencing authority need not 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 reversed and remanded the Sixth Circuit’s decision holding that 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 held that, 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 held that the deliberative process privilege under Exemption 5 of the Freedom of Information Act protects from disclosure an agency’s in-house draft biological opinions that are both predecisional and deliberative, even if the drafts reflect the agencies’ last views about a proposal.
Nov 02, 2020
Torres v. Madrid
77:10
A case in which the Court held that application of physical force to the body of a person with intent to restrain is a seizure, even if the person does not submit and is not subdued.
Oct 14, 2020
Pereida v. Wilkinson
64:07
A case in which the Court held that a nonpermanent resident seeking to cancel a lawful removal order fails to carry his burden of showing that he has not been convicted of a disqualifying offense under the Immigration and Nationality Act when the conviction on his record is ambiguous regarding whether a disqualifying offense formed the basis of his conviction.
Oct 14, 2020
City of Chicago v. Fulton
81:37
A case in which the Court held that the mere retention of estate property after the filing of a bankruptcy petition does not violate 11 U.S.C. §362(a)(3), which operates as a “stay” of “any act” to “exercise control” over the property of the estate.
Oct 13, 2020
United States v. Briggs
60:40
A case in which the Court held that the Uniform Code of Military Justice’s provision allowing rape, which is “punishable by death” under the UCMJ, to be “tried and punished at any time without limitation” is not affected by the Court’s precedent holding that the Eighth Amendment prohibits a death sentence for rape of an adult woman.
Oct 13, 2020
Ford Motor Company v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court
60:54
A case in which the Court held that the connection between plaintiffs’ product-liability claims arising from car accidents occurring in each plaintiff’s state of residence and Ford’s activities in those states is sufficient to support specific jurisdiction in the respective state courts, even though the automobiles involved in the accidents were manufactured and sold elsewhere.
Oct 07, 2020
Google LLC v. Oracle America Inc.
96:10
A case in which the Court held that Google’s limited copying of the Java SE Application Programming Interface allowed programmers to put their accrued talents to work in a transformative program and constituted a fair use of that material under copyright law.
Oct 07, 2020
Tanzin v. Tanvir
60:53
A case in which the Court held that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, 42 U.S.C. § 2000bb, permits lawsuits seeking money damages against individual federal employees.
Oct 06, 2020
Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association
71:33
A case in which the Court held that an Arkansas law regulating pharmacy benefit managers’ drug-reimbursement rates is not pre-empted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).
Oct 06, 2020
Carney v. Adams
61:19
A case in which the Court was asked to consider 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
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
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