Supreme Court of the United States

Today at the Court - Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

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Recent Decisions

November 08, 2017
Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Servs. of Chicago (16-658)
The Seventh Circuit erred in treating as jurisdictional Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a)(5)(C)’s 30-day limitation on extensions of time to file a notice of appeal.

November 06, 2017
Dunn v. Madison (17-193) (Per Curiam)
The Eleventh Circuit erred in granting habeas relief where the state court’s determination—that respondent was competent to be executed because he recognized that he would be put to death as punishment for the murder he was found to have committed—was not an unreasonable application of this Court’s case law nor an unreasonable assessment of the evidence before it.

Kernan v. Cuero (16-1468) (Per Curiam)
Federal law as interpreted by this Court did not clearly establish that the state court in this case was required to impose the lower sentence that respondent would have received under a criminal plea agreement had the State not been permitted to amend the complaint.

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Late Federal style mahogany chair with black horsehair upholstery used by Chief Justice John Marshall
Late Federal style mahogany chair with black horsehair upholstery used by Chief Justice John Marshall.
Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

Did You Know...

Chief Justice John Marshall’s Bench Chair

Among the treasured objects in the Collection of the Supreme Court is this mahogany bench chair used by Chief Justice John Marshall from 1819 to 1835. While documentation of the chair’s maker is not definitive, it is most likely the work of Benjamin Belt, a local Washington, D.C. cabinetmaker. Since 1972, the chair has been used as part of the investiture ceremony for each new Justice. The chair is positioned in front of the Bench, just below the Clerk of the Court’s desk, and the incoming Justice occupies it prior to taking the Judicial Oath in the Courtroom.


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