U.S. Supreme Court Oral Arguments

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A case in which the Court held that a state has concurrent jurisdiction to prosecute non-Natives who commit crimes against Natives on Native American lands.

Episode Date
Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta
129:42
A case in which the Court held that a state has concurrent jurisdiction to prosecute non-Natives who commit crimes against Natives on Native American lands.
Apr 27, 2022
Shoop v. Twyford
58:40
A case in which the Court held a transportation order that allows a prisoner to search for new evidence is not “necessary or appropriate in aid of” a federal court’s adjudication of a habeas corpus action when the prisoner has not shown that the desired evidence would be admissible in connection with a particular claim for relief.
Apr 26, 2022
Biden v. Texas
107:12
A case in which the Court held that the Biden administration properly rescinded Trump’s “remain in Mexico” policy, which requires asylum seekers to stay in Mexico while they await hearing in U.S. immigration court.
Apr 26, 2022
Kennedy v. Bremerton School District
107:53
A case in which the Court held that a public school’s attempt to avoid an Establishment Clause claim by forbidding a coach from praying with students during and after a game violates the coach’s free speech and free exercise rights.
Apr 25, 2022
Nance v. Ward
86:01
A case in which the Court held that Title 42 U.S.C. § 1983 is the procedural vehicle appropriate for a prisoner’s method-of-execution claim even if an order granting the relief requested would necessitate a change in state law.
Apr 25, 2022
Vega v. Tekoh
80:20
A case in which the Court held that a plaintiff may not state a claim for relief against a law enforcement officer under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 based on the officer’s failure to provide Miranda warnings.
Apr 20, 2022
Kemp v. United States
43:31
A case in which the Court held that Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(1) authorizes relief based on a district court’s error of law.
Apr 19, 2022
George v. McDonough
75:20
A case in which the Court held that “clear and unmistakable error,” in the context of a veteran’s challenge of a denial of benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs, does not include the invalidation of a VA regulation.
Apr 19, 2022
United States v. Washington
63:05
A case in which the Court held that a state worker’s compensation law that applies exclusively to certain federal workers violates the principle of intergovernmental immunity.
Apr 18, 2022
Siegel v. Fitzgerald
75:26
A case in which the Court held the Bankruptcy Judgeship Act violates the uniformity requirement of the Constitution's Bankruptcy Clause by increasing quarterly fees solely in districts under the U.S. Trustee program and not in those under the Bankruptcy Administrator program.
Apr 18, 2022
United States v. Washington
A case in which the Court held that a state worker’s compensation law that applies exclusively to certain federal workers violates the principle of intergovernmental immunity.
Apr 18, 2022
Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana
80:55
A case in which the Court held that the Federal Arbitration Act requires enforcement of a bilateral arbitration agreement providing that an employee cannot raise representative claims, including under the California Private Attorneys General Act.
Mar 30, 2022
Torres v. Texas Department of Public Safety
101:05
A case in which the Court held that Congress has the power to abrogate a state’s sovereign immunity from lawsuit pursuant to its constitutional war powers.
Mar 29, 2022
LeDure v. Union Pacific Railroad Company
101:04
A case in which the Court affirmed, via an equally divided Court, that a train that makes a temporary stop in a railyard as part of its unitary journey in interstate commerce is not “in use” and therefore not subject to the Locomotive Inspection Act.
Mar 28, 2022
Southwest Airlines Co. v. Saxon
66:40
A case in which the Court held that an airline employee who works as a ramp agent supervisor is a “transportation worker” and therefore not required to arbitrate her wage dispute with the airline.
Mar 28, 2022
ZF Automotive US, Inc. v. Luxshare, Ltd.
109:41
A case in which the Court held that a federal law that gives district courts the discretion to order someone in that district to give testimony or produce documents “for use in a foreign or international tribunal” does not apply to private commercial arbitral tribunals.
Mar 23, 2022
Golan v. Saada
79:54
A case in which the Court held that the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction does not categorically require courts to consider all measures that might mitigate the grave risk of harm if the child were to return to their country of habitual residence.
Mar 22, 2022
Berger v. North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP
71:02
A case in which the Court held that North Carolina legislators have a right to intervene in a lawsuit to defend a state voter-ID law.
Mar 21, 2022
Morgan v. Sundance, Inc.
82:02
A case in which the Court held the arbitration-specific requirement that the proponent of a contractual waiver defense prove prejudice violates the Supreme Court’s instruction that lower courts must “place arbitration agreements on an equal footing with other contracts.”
Mar 21, 2022
Egbert v. Boule
71:54
A case in which the Court held an individual cannot sue federal officers for First Amendment retaliation claims or for allegedly violating the individual’s Fourth Amendment rights while engaging in immigration-related functions.
Mar 02, 2022
Marietta Memorial Hospital Employee Health Benefit Plan v. DaVita, Inc.
87:52
A case in which the Court held that the Marietta Memorial Hospital Employee Health Benefit Plan does not violate the Medicare Secondary Payer Act.
Mar 01, 2022
Ruan v. United States
95:23
A case in which the Court held that a physician may be convicted of unlawful distribution under 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) only if he knowingly or intentionally acted without authorization.
Mar 01, 2022
West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency
123:04
A case in which the Court held that the Environmental Protection Agency lacks the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
Feb 28, 2022
Arizona v. City and County of San Francisco
81:07
A case in which the Court was asked to decide whether states with interests should be permitted to intervene to defend a rule when the United States ceases to defend it.
Feb 23, 2022
Denezpi v. United States
65:32
A case in which the Court held that an individual can be prosecuted in the Court of Indian Offenses and also in federal court for the same offense without violating the Constitution’s Double Jeopardy Clause.
Feb 22, 2022
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas
91:43
A case in which the Court will decide held that the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and Alabama-Coushatta Indian Tribes of Texas Restoration Act provides the Pueblo with sovereign authority to regulate non-prohibited gaming activities (including bingo) on its lands.
Feb 22, 2022
Concepcion v. United States
75:29
A case in which the Court held that a district court may consider intervening legal and factual developments when deciding whether to “impose a reduced sentence” on an individual under Section 404(b) of the First Step Act of 2018.
Jan 19, 2022
Federal Election Commission v. Ted Cruz for Senate
88:22
A case in which the Court held that the loan-repayment limit of 52 U.S.C. § 30116(j) violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment.
Jan 19, 2022
Cassirer v. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation
64:13
A case in which the Court held that a federal court hearing state-law claims under the FSIA should determine the substantive law by using the same choice-of-law rule applicable in a similar suit against a private party.
Jan 18, 2022
Shurtleff v. Boston
82:57
A case in which the Court held that a city’s refusal to fly a private religious organization’s flag, which depicts a cross, on a city flagpole violates the organization’s First Amendment rights.
Jan 18, 2022
Boechler, P.C. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue
67:12
A case in which the Court held that the 30-day time limit to file a petition for review in the Tax Court of a notice of determination from the commissioner of internal revenue in 26 U.S.C. § 6330(d)(1) is not a jurisdictional requirement and thus is subject to equitable tolling.
Jan 12, 2022
Johnson v. Arteaga-Martinez
64:33
A case in which the Court held that the government is not required to hold a bond hearing for noncitizens who have spent more than six months in immigration detention awaiting resolution of their deportation withholding claim.
Jan 11, 2022
Garland v. Gonzalez
63:37
A case in which the Court held that district courts lack jurisdiction to grant class-wide injunctive relief for claims arising under certain provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
Jan 11, 2022
Gallardo v. Marstiller
105:25
A case in which the Court held that the federal Medicaid Act allows a state Medicaid program to recover reimbursement for Medicaid’s payment of a beneficiary’s past medical expenses by taking funds from the portion of the beneficiary’s tort recovery that compensates for future medical expenses.
Jan 10, 2022
Biden v. Missouri
86:04
A case in which the Court allowed the Biden administration to enforce nationwide a rule requiring health care workers at facilities that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they qualify for a medical or religious exemption.
Jan 07, 2022
National Federation of Independent Business v. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
128:06
A case in which the Court blocked the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s challenged rule mandating that employers with at least 100 employees require covered workers to receive a COVID–19 vaccine or else wear a mask and be subject to weekly testing.
Jan 07, 2022
Shinn v. Ramirez
54:05
A case in which the Court held that under 28 U.S.C. §2254(e)(2), a federal habeas court may not conduct an evidentiary hearing or otherwise consider evidence beyond the state-court record based on the ineffective assistance of state postconviction counsel.
Dec 08, 2021
Carson v. Makin
115:01
A case in which the Court held that a state law prohibiting students participating in an otherwise generally available student-aid program from choosing to use their aid to attend schools that provide religious, or “sectarian,” instruction violates the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.
Dec 08, 2021
United States v. Taylor
86:26
A case in which the Court held that 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(3)(A)’s definition of “crime of violence” excludes attempted Hobbs Act robbery, which may be completed through an attempted threat alone.
Dec 07, 2021
Hughes v. Northwestern University
90:48
A case in which the Court held that an assessment of fiduciaries' duty of prudence under ERISA requires considering whether they monitored all plan investments and removed imprudent ones.
Dec 06, 2021
Patel v. Garland
91:19
A case in which the Court held that 8 U.S.C. § 1252(a)(2)(B)(i) strips the jurisdiction of federal courts to review a nondiscretionary determination that a noncitizen is ineligible for certain types of discretionary relief.
Dec 06, 2021
Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization
113:02
A case in which the Court overruled Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, eliminating the constitutional right to abortion.
Dec 01, 2021
American Hospital Association v. Becerra
73:08
A case in which the Court held that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’s decision to lower drug reimbursement rates for certain hospitals based on acquisition costs without conducting a survey was unlawful.
Nov 30, 2021
Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller, P.L.L.C.
80:17
A case in which the Court held that compensatory damages for emotional distress are not available for victims of discrimination under the Rehabilitation Act and the Affordable Care Act.
Nov 30, 2021
Becerra v. Empire Health Foundation
69:18
A case in which the Court held the Department of Health and Human Services followed the correct procedures when it promulgated a rule changing the way it calculates Medicare reimbursement rates for hospitals.
Nov 29, 2021
City of Austin, Texas v. Reagan National Advertising of Texas Inc.
97:26
A case in which the Court held that the Austin city code’s distinction between on-premise signs, which may be digitized, and off-premise signs, which may not, does not violate the First Amendment.
Nov 10, 2021
United States v. Vaello-Madero
72:45
A case in which the Court held that the Constitution does not require Congress to make Supplemental Security Income benefits available to the residents of Puerto Rico.
Nov 09, 2021
Ramirez v. Collier
97:36
A case in which the Court will decide what kind of aid a spiritual adviser can and cannot provide during an execution.
Nov 09, 2021
Unicolors, Inc. v. H&M Hennes & Mauritz, L.P.
78:11
A case in which the Court held that lack of either factual or legal knowledge can excuse an inaccuracy in a copyright registration under 17 U. S. C. §411(b)(1)(A)’s safe harbor.
Nov 08, 2021
Federal Bureau of Investigation v. Fazaga
126:51
A case in which the Court held that Section 1806(f) of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 does not displace the state-secrets privilege.
Nov 08, 2021
New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen
117:02
A case in which the Court held that New York's law requiring applications for concealed-carry licenses to show a special need for self-protection violates their rights under the Second Amendment and Fourteenth Amendments.
Nov 03, 2021
Houston Community College System v. Wilson
85:28
A case in which the Court will decide whether the First Amendment restricts the authority of an elected body to issue a censure resolution in response to a member’s speech.
Nov 02, 2021
Badgerow v. Walters
51:45
A case in which the Court held that federal courts do not have subject-matter jurisdiction to confirm or vacate an arbitration award under Sections 9 and 10 of the Federal Arbitration Act when the only basis for jurisdiction is that the underlying dispute involved a federal question.
Nov 02, 2021
Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson
83:10
A case in which the Court allowed abortion providers to pursue a pre-enforcement action against certain defendants but not others over a state law that prohibits the exercise of a constitutional right by delegating to the general public the authority to enforce that prohibition through civil actions.
Nov 01, 2021
United States v. Texas
87:35
A case in which the Court will decide whether the United States may sue the State of Texas in federal court to prohibit enforcement of an unconstitutional abortion law.
Nov 01, 2021
United States v. Tsarnaev
94:35
A case in which the Court reinstated the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Oct 13, 2021
Babcock v. Kijakazi
53:17
A case in which the Court held a civil service pension received for federal civilian employment as a “military technician (dual status)” is not “a payment based wholly on service as a member of a uniformed service” for the purposes of the Social Security Act’s windfall elimination provision.
Oct 13, 2021
Cameron v. EMW Women’s Surgical Center
73:10
A case in which the Court will decide whether a state attorney general should be permitted to intervene after a federal court of appeals invalidates a state statute and no other state actor will defend the law.
Oct 12, 2021
Thompson v. Clark
89:42
A case in which the Court held that a plaintiff who seeks to bring a Section 1983 action alleging unreasonable seizure pursuant to legal process need only show, as a threshold matter, that the criminal proceeding against him ended without a conviction.
Oct 12, 2021
United States v. Zubaydah
70:29
A case in which the Court held that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit erred in rejecting the United States’s assertion of the state-secrets privilege based on the court’s own assessment of potential harms to national security on matters concerning alleged clandestine CIA activities.
Oct 06, 2021
Hemphill v. New York
70:17
A case in which the Court held that a criminal defendant, whose argumentation or introduction of evidence at trial “opens the door” to the admission of responsive evidence that would otherwise be barred by the rules of evidence, does not also forfeits his right to exclude evidence otherwise barred by the Confrontation Clause.
Oct 05, 2021
Brown v. Davenport
51:57
A case in which the Court held that a federal court deciding whether to grant habeas relief must apply both the test the Supreme Court outlined in Brecht v. Abrahamson, 507 U.S. 619, and the one Congress prescribed in the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA).
Oct 05, 2021
Mississippi v. Tennessee
71:09
A case in which the Court held that the judicial remedy of equitable apportionment is appropriate to resolve a dispute over groundwater rights between Mississippi and Tennessee.
Oct 04, 2021
Wooden v. United States
64:52
A case in which the Court held that, under the Armed Career Criminal Act, offenses that were committed as part of a single criminal spree but sequentially in time were not “committed on occasions different from one another” for purposes of a sentencing enhancement.
Oct 04, 2021
Terry v. United States
82:41
A case in which the Court held that pre-August 3, 2010, crack offenders sentenced under 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(C) do not have a “covered offense” under Section 404 of the First Step Act and thus are not eligible for sentence reduction.
May 04, 2021
Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L.
111:35
A case in which the Court held that the First Amendment limits but does not entirely prohibit regulation of off-campus student speech by public school officials.
Apr 28, 2021
PennEast Pipeline Co. v. New Jersey
89:13
A case in which the Court held that the Natural Gas Act delegates to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission certificate-holders the authority to exercise the federal government’s eminent-domain power to condemn land in which a state claims an interest, and that it abrogates state sovereign immunity in such cases.
Apr 28, 2021
HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining LLC v. Renewable Fuels Association
99:44
A case in which the Court held that, in order to qualify for a hardship exemption under Section 7545(o)(9)(B)(i) of the Renewable Fuel Standards, a small refinery need not receive uninterrupted, continuous hardship exemptions for every year since 2011.
Apr 27, 2021
United States v. Palomar-Santiago
50:13
A case in which the Court held that a defendant who has been charged with unlawful reentry into the United States after removal and is seeking dismissal of the charge must prove each of the requirements described in the statute governing such actions.
Apr 27, 2021
Guam v. United States
52:36
A case in which the Court held that Guam can pursue a contribution action against the U.S. Navy for its role in the environmental hazards arising from the Navy’s landfill on the island of Guam, known as the Ordot Dump.
Apr 26, 2021