From Dec. 6 to Dec. 8, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will hear arguments in the final week of the 2021-2022 term’s December sitting. 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:
- Patel v. Garland involves federal courts’ authority and jurisdiction to review eligibility findings in immigration appeals. The case originated from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.
- Hughes v. Northwestern University comes on an appeal from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and concerns Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) defined-contribution retirement plans.
- United States v. Taylor involves theHobbs Act and the definition of a crime of violence. The Hobbs Act was enacted in 1946 and prohibits interference with commerce by threats or violence. The case originated from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.
- Carson v. Makin concerns public education funding, religious education, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision inEspinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue (2020). The case is being appealed from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit.
- Shinn v. Ramirez involves the scope of evidence a federal appellate court can consider when reviewing a petition forhabeas relief. Shinn originated from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
To date, the court has agreed to hear 50 cases this term. Four cases were dismissed, and one case wasremoved from the argument calendar. Nine cases have not yet been scheduled for argument.