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This morning, as I was perusing next month’s hearing list, I noticed a name I wasn’t familiar with: Roy W. McLeese. It isn’t unusual to see an unfamiliar name, but it is rare to see that that name listed as Acting Deputy Solicitor General. When I first read the listing, I was shocked because the [...]

Oral Argument Audio: Week 1

I’ve compiled the oral argument audio from this week into one easy-to-download .zip file. You can get the file here. The file includes audio from oral arguments in: Ransom v. FIA Card Services, N.A. Abbott v. United States NASA v. Bryant Michigan v. Bryant Los Angeles County v. Humphries Snyder v. Phelps Connick v. Thompson [...]

The Supreme Court announced today that it will now release audio recordings of oral arguments at the conclusion of each argument week. This is great news for those of us interested in listening to the oral arguments while the cases are still fresh and oral arguments are still pertinent.

In addition to the orders from its long conference, the Court released new circuit assignments. Circuit Justice DC Chief Justice Roberts Fed. Chief Justice Roberts First Justice Breyer Second Justice Ginsburg Third Justice Alito Forth Chief Justice Roberts Fifth Justice Scalia Sixth Justice Kagan Seventh Justice Kagan Eigth Justice Alito Ninth Justice Kennedy Tenth Justice [...]

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