SCOTUS begins November argument sitting

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) began its November argument sitting of the the2021-2022 term on Nov. 1. The court is hearing arguments in person and providing audio livestreams of arguments.

This week, SCOTUS will hear arguments in five cases. Click the links below to learn more about these cases:

Nov. 1

  • Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson originated from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and asks the court to consider: “[W]hether a State can insulate from federal-court review a law that prohibits the exercise of a constitutional right by delegating to the general public the authority to enforce that prohibition through civil actions.”
  • United States v. Texas also originated from the Fifth Circuit and asks the court to consider: “May the United States bring suit in federal court and obtain injunctive or declaratory relief against the state, state court judges, state court clerks, other state officials, or all private parties to prohibit S.B. 8 from being enforced.”

Nov. 2

  • Houston Community College System v. Wilson asks the court to consider: “Does the First Amendment restrict the authority of an elected body to issue a censure resolution in response to a member’s speech?” The case originated from the Fifth Circuit.
  • Badgerow v. Walters originates from the Fifth Circuit and concerns “Whether federal courts have subject-matter jurisdiction to confirm or vacate an arbitration award under Sections 9 and 10 of the [Federal Arbitration Act] where the only basis for jurisdiction is that the underlying dispute involved a federal question.”

Nov. 3

Next week, SCOTUS will hear arguments in five cases.

To date, the court has agreed to hear 45 cases this term. Three cases were dismissed, and one case was removed from the argument calendar. Twelve cases have not yet been scheduled for argument.

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