Supreme Court of the United States

Today at the Court - Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

  • The Supreme Court Building is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • The Justices will meet in a private conference to discuss cases and vote on petitions for review.
  • The Court will release an order list at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, November 27.
  • The Court will next convene for a public session in the Courtroom at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 27.
  • Courtroom Lectures available within the next 30 days.
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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)
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)
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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View of the spiral staircase from the third floor
View of the spiral staircase from the third floor
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Did You Know...

The Spiral Staircases

Among the interesting architectural features of the Supreme Court Building are two self-supporting, elliptical marble staircases. Each staircase has 136 steps that complete seven spirals while ascending five stories from the basement to the third floor. The cantilevered design eliminates the need for a central support as each step is anchored into the marble wall on one end and rests upon the step below it; therefore, the steps are held in place by fit and pressure rather than mortar and steel. The marble for the staircases was quarried by the Moretti-Harrah Marble Company near Sylacauga, Alabama.


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