Supreme Court of the United States
Out of concern for the health and safety of the public and Supreme Court employees, the Supreme Court Building will be closed to the public until further notice. The Building will remain open for official business. Please see all COVID-19 announcements here.

Today at the Court - Sunday, Apr 18, 2021


Building closed to the public

  • Out of concern for the health and safety of the public and Supreme Court employees, the Supreme Court Building will be closed to the public until further notice. The Building will remain open for official business. Please see all COVID-19 announcements here.
  • All public lectures and visitor programs are temporarily suspended.
Calendar
Title and navigation
Title and navigation
<<<April 2021><<
April 2021
SMTWTFS
    
 
23
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 
       
Calendar Info/Key

 



Recent Decisions


April 09, 2021
       
Tandon v. Newsom (20A151) (Per Curiam)
California is enjoined from enforcing that State’s COVID–19 restrictions on private gatherings as applied to applicants’ at-home religious exercise pending disposition of the appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and disposition of the petition for a writ of certiorari, if any.



April 05, 2021
         
Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc. (18-956)
Google’s limited copying of the Java SE Application Programming Interface allowed programmers to put their accrued talents to work in a transformative program and constituted a fair use of that material under copyright law.



April 01, 2021
     
Florida v. Georgia (142, Orig.)
Florida fails to establish that Georgia’s overconsumption of interstate waters was either a substantial factor contributing to, or the sole cause of, Florida’s injuries.

         
FCC v. Prometheus Radio Project (19-1231)
The Federal Communications Commission’s 2017 decision to repeal or modify three of its media ownership rules was not arbitrary or capricious for purposes of the Administrative Procedure Act.

         
Facebook, Inc. v. Duguid (19-511)
To qualify as an “automatic telephone dialing system” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, a device must have the capacity either to store, or to produce, a telephone number using a random or sequential number generator.



More Opinions...

What's New

Forgotten Legacy: Judicial Portraits by Cornelia Adèle Fassett


Discover the work of Cornelia Adèle Fassett, one of the first female portrait artists of the 19th century to portray American presidents, politicians, and Supreme Court Justices.

View Online

 

Portrait of Cornelia Adèle Fassett by Mathew Brady.
Portrait of Cornelia Adèle Fassett by Mathew Brady.
Architect of the Capitol




Did You Know...

Smith Thompson


Smith Thompson served as an Associate Justice on the New York State Supreme Court of Judicature from 1802-1814, and later as its Chief Justice from 1814-1818. In his capacity as Chief Justice, Thompson signed this Bar Certificate, issued to William P. Buffett in 1817. The certificate features the official State Seal of New York, printed in the upper left corner, and a paper seal in the lower left corner embossed with Thompson’s initials and a faded purple ribbon. President James Monroe appointed Smith Thompson to the Supreme Court in 1823, and he served as an Associate Justice for 20 years.

 

1 / 2
New York State Supreme Court of Judicature Bar Certificate signed by Chief Justice Smith Thompson, 1817.
New York State Supreme Court of Judicature Bar Certificate signed by Chief Justice Smith Thompson, 1817.
Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States
Click on the arrows or dots to see the next photograph.
2 / 2
Portrait of Justice Smith Thompson by Asher B. Durand, circa mid-19th century.
Portrait of Justice Smith Thompson by Asher B. Durand, circa mid-19th century.
Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States
Click on the arrows or dots to see the first photograph.
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES 1 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20543