U.S. Supreme Court begins February sitting for 2020-2021 term

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The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) continued its 2020-2021 term on February 22 with the beginning of its February sitting. The February sitting runs from February 22 through March 3, during which time SCOTUS will hear six hours of oral argument. Consistent with the court’s policy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all arguments will be made via teleconference with live audio provided.

The court’s oral argument schedule for the February sitting is as follows:

  • February 22: Florida v. Georgia
  • February 23: Barr v. Dai (consolidated with Barr v. Alcaraz-Enriquez)
  • February 24: Lange v. California
  • March 1: United States v. Arthrex Inc. (consolidated with Smith & Nephew Inc. v. Arthrex Inc. and Arthrex Inc. v. Smith & Nephew Inc.)
  • March 2: Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee (consolidated with Arizona Republican Party v. Democratic National Committee)
  • March 3: Carr v. Saul (consolidated with Davis v. Saul)

As with single cases, consolidated cases are allotted one hour total for oral arguments.

The court’s March sitting is scheduled to begin on March 22 and continue through March 31. The March sitting is currently the last sitting to be scheduled during the court’s 2020-2021 term.

As of Feb. 22, 2021, the court had agreed to hear 63 cases during its 2020-2021 term. Of those, 12 were originally scheduled for the 2019-2020 term but were delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The court has issued opinions in 15 cases this term. Four cases were decided without argument.

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