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Today at the Court - Monday, Feb 24, 2020

  • The Supreme Court Building is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • The Court will release an order list at 9:30 a.m.
  • The Court will convene for a public session in the Courtroom at 10 a.m. The Justices will hear two, one-hour oral arguments.
  • Courtroom Lectures available within the next 30 days.
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Oral Arguments

Week of Monday, February 24

Monday, February 24
U.S. Forest Service v. Cowpasture River Assn. (18-1584)
Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC v. Cowpasture River Assn. (18-1587)
Opati. v. Sudan (17-1268)

Tuesday, February 25
United States v. Sineneng-Smith (19-67)

Wednesday, February 26
Lomax v. Ortiz-Marquez (18-8369)

The transcripts of oral arguments are posted on this website on the same day an argument is heard by the Court. Same-day transcripts are considered official but subject to final review. The audio recordings of all oral arguments heard by the Supreme Court of the United States are available to the public at the end of each argument week. The audio recordings are posted on Fridays after Conference.

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Recent Decisions

February 24, 2020
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan v. Acevedo Feliciano (18-921) (Per Curiam)
A Puerto Rico trial court had no jurisdiction to issue payment and seizure orders after a pension benefits proceeding was removed to Federal District Court but before the proceeding was remanded back to the Puerto Rico court; thus the orders are void.

January 14, 2020
Retirement Plans Comm. of IBM v. Jander (18-1165)
The judgment is vacated, and the case is remanded to give the Second Circuit the opportunity to decide whether to entertain the parties’ arguments on ERISA’s duty of prudence.

Ritzen Group, Inc. v. Jackson Masonry, LLC (18-938)
A bankruptcy court’s order unreservedly denying relief from the automatic stay of creditor debt-collection efforts outside the bankruptcy forum, see 11 U. S. C. §362(a), is final and immediately appealable under 28 U. S. C. §158(a).

December 11, 2019
Peter v. NantKwest, Inc. (18-801)
The Patent and Trademark Office cannot recover the salaries of its legal personnel as “expenses” in civil actions brought by patent applicants pursuant to 35 U. S. C. §145.

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Did You Know...

Marbury v. Madison (1803)

The Supreme Court first exercised judicial review —the power to rule a law or act unconstitutional—in the case of Marbury v. Madison (1803). In 1801, outgoing President John Adams appointed William Marbury to a federal office, but Marbury’s commission went undelivered and the new President, Thomas Jefferson, upon taking office, refused to order it delivered. Marbury sued. The Court heard oral arguments on February 10-11, 1803 and reached a decision just two weeks later. Writing for the Court, Chief Justice John Marshall declared that while Marbury was entitled to his commission, the Court lacked the power to order Secretary of State James Madison to deliver it. Marshall explained that the section of the Judiciary Act of 1789 authorizing such an order was unconstitutional because it gave the Court a power beyond what was prescribed by the Constitution.


William Marbury (left), by unknown artist. James Madison (right) by Adrian Lamb, after Gilbert Stuart.
William Marbury (left), by unknown artist.
James Madison (right) by Adrian Lamb, after Gilbert Stuart.
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