Supreme Court of the United States

Today at the Court - Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

  • The Supreme Court Building is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.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.
  • The Court may announce opinions, which are posted on the homepage after announcement from the Bench.
  • Courtroom Lectures available within the next 30 days.
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Oral Arguments

Week of Monday, February 19

Tuesday, February 20
Currier v. Virginia (16-1348)
City of Hays v. Vogt (16-1495)

Wednesday, February 21
Rosales-Mireles v. United States (16-9493)
Dahda v. United States (17-43)

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 21, 2018
Murphy v. Smith (16-1067)
In cases governed by 42 U. S. C. §1997e(d), which provides that “a portion of [a prevailing prisoner’s civil rights] judgment (not to exceed 25 percent) shall be applied to satisfy the amount of attorney’s fees awarded against the defendant,” district courts must apply as much of the judgment as necessary, up to 25%, to satisfy the award.

Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran (16-534)
Title 28 U. S. C. §1610(g) does not provide a freestanding basis for parties holding a judgment against a state sponsor of terrorism for an act of terrorism, see §1605A, to attach and execute against the foreign state’s property; rather, for §1610(g) to apply, the property’s immunity must be rescinded under a separate provision within §1610.

Class v. United States (16-424)
A guilty plea, by itself, does not bar a federal criminal defendant from challenging the constitutionality of his statute of conviction on direct appeal.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers (16-1276)
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act’s anti-retaliation provision does not extend to an individual, like Somers, who has not reported a violation of the securities laws to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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The Authority of Law by James Earle Fraser.
The Authority of Law by James Earle Fraser.
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Did You Know...

The Authority of Law

The seated male figure to the right of the main steps of the Supreme Court Building is called The Authority of Law. James Earle Fraser, the sculptor, described the figure as “waiting with concentrated attention, holding in his left hand the tablet of laws, backed by the sheathed sword, symbolic of enforcement through law.”


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