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November and December arguments, day by day

The Supreme Court on Thursday released the calendars of oral arguments for the sessions beginning on November 3 and December 1.  The Court will hear two arguments at each of the public sittings; no hearings will be held in the afternoons.  Each session begins at 10 a.m. and each hearing is scheduled for one hour.

The list of hearings, day by day, with a summary of the issues involved, follows the jump.

November calendar:

Monday, November 3

Zivotofsky v. Kerry — constitutionality of 2002 law ordering the federal government to list Israel as the place of birth on passports of U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem

Omnicare v. Laborers District Council — proof needed in a private lawsuit by an investor claiming that a registration statement filed at the Securities and Exchange Commission was untrue

Tuesday, November 4

Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean — rights of federal employee who disclosed sensitive information regarding a public safety issue

Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans — home loan borrower’s right to get out from under a mortgage if the lender violated federal law on disclosure of financial terms

Wednesday, November 5

Yates v. United States — whether a federal law making it a crime to destroy evidence, including physical objects, applies only to documents or records, or may instead also include discarding fish caught illegally

Johnson v. United States — whether possession of a short-barreled shotgun is a violent felony, leading to a longer prison term as a career criminal

Monday, November 10

T-Mobile South v. City of Roswell — the duty of a local government to spell out the reasons for denying a permit for a cellphone tower

M&G Polymers USA v. Tackett — workers’ right to health-care benefits under labor contract regulated under ERISA

Tuesday, November 11 — Legal holiday; no arguments

Wednesday, November 12

Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama and Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama — constitutionality of a state legislative redistricting plan that “packs” more blacks into districts already having black majorities (consolidated for one hour of argument)

Comptroller v. Wynne — power of a state to tax income that residents have earned in other states

December calendar:

Monday, December 1

Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association — duty of a federal agency to seek public comment on a change in interpretation of an agency regulation

Elonis v. United States — whether the First Amendment or a federal statute requires proof of a specific intent to threaten to convict for making a threat

Tuesday, December 2

B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries — effect on federal district court trademark infringement lawsuit of a decision by the federal trademark appeals board on whether  a mark is likely to create confusion with another mark

Whitfield v. United States — proof needed to obtain a longer sentence for a robber who forces the victim to accompany him during the robbery

Wednesday, December 3

Young v. United Parcel Service — duty of employer to accommodate female workers’ temporary disability due to pregnancy

Hana Financial v. Hana Bank — whether a judge or jury decides whether a change in a trademark affects the priority date of the original mark

Monday, December 8

Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl — federal court authority to rule on the constitutionality of a state use tax reporting requirement imposed on out-of-state retail sellers

U.S. Department of Transportation v. Association of American Railroads — constitutionality of a federal law assigning Amtrak some role in writing standards for service on railroad passenger trains

Tuesday, December 9

Gelboim v. Bank of America — right to appeal the dismissal of a case that has been consolidated with another in the trial court

Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation — validity under federal law of differing state tax treatment of railroads on their use of motor fuel, along with the scope of district court review of such claims

Wednesday, December 10

United States v. Wong — deadline for filing claims against the federal government under the Federal Tort Claims Act

United States v. Junesame issue as in United States v. Wong (cases are being argued separately)




Recommended Citation: Lyle Denniston, November and December arguments, day by day, SCOTUSblog (Sep. 4, 2014, 2:42 PM),