What's New


  • Scott Harris named Clerk of the Supreme Court of the U.S.
  • On June 11, 2013, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. announced the appointment of U. S. District Judge John D. Bates as the Director of the Administrative Office of the U. S. Courts.
  • The Court has adopted a revised version of the Rules of the Court to take effect July 1, 2013.
  • A new exhibition, The Power of Image: Charles Evans Hughes in Prints, Photographs and Drawings, has been installed on the ground floor.
  • Amendments to Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal, CIvil and Evidence prescribed by the Court and reported to Congress by the Chief Justice on April 16, 2013
  • The Court heard arguments on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in the Defense of Marriage Act case (United States v. Windsor).  The audio recording and unofficial version of the transcript of the oral arguments are available at this link.
  • The Court heard arguments on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, in the Proposition 8 case (Hollingsworth v. Perry).  The audio recording and unofficial version of the transcript of the oral arguments are available at this link.
  • The briefs in the "Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 cases" are now posted on the Docket page of the Court's Web site.
  • Press release regarding the DOMA and Prop 8 arguments audio and transcript release.
  • A new exhibition, In War and In Peace: The Supreme Court and the Civil War, has been installed on the ground floor. .
  • 2012 Chief Justice's Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary (PDF)
  • Beginning with October Term 2012, the regularly scheduled Order Lists of the Supreme Court of the United States will be released by the Court at 9:30 a.m. rather than at 10 a.m. as had been the previous practice.
  • The Supreme Court will launch new Website capabilities on June 1, 2012 to improve the mobile device user experience. The Court’s Website has always supported a variety of web browsers, but it will now detect the mobile device being used and will automatically adjust the display based on the screen size and orientation. This Website enhancement will make the Court’s site easier to read on a mobile device and improve user navigation on the site.
  • For a list of year-end reports available on the website click here.
  • Courtroom Lecture Calendar now available
    Visitors to the Supreme Court can now view the Courtroom Lecture schedule online. Schedules are posted for the current day and the next 30 days. To learn more click here.
  • A new exhibit titled Court and Country in Transition: The Edward D. White Court has been installed on the ground floor of the building. The exhibit explores issues before the Court and the Nation from 1910-1921, a decade of change across America. To learn more about this exhibit and others, click here.

    Other features of the website: 

    • recent Court decisions accessible from the homepage
    • docket files dating back to 2000
    • an interactive Court calendar
    • a new case citation finder
    • enhanced search and navigation capabilities

    Additonal features and enhancements will be added over time, so watch this space for announcements.