The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is hearing oral arguments in four cases during the week of Jan. 18, the second and final week of its January argument sitting for the 2021-2022 term.
The court is hearing arguments in person, though the court remains closed to the public in accordance with its policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic. SCOTUS is providing a live stream of the oral arguments on its website.
- Shurtleff v. City of Boston concerns religion, government speech, and whether a city flagpole is a public forum.
- Cassirer v. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation concerns claims made under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) and the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act (2016).
- Federal Election Commission v. Ted Cruz for Senate concerns federal election law and political campaign finance rules and spending limits.
- Concepcion v. United States concerns sentencing requirements and reductions for drug offenses under the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 and the First Step Act.
The court will next hear oral arguments during its February sitting, which is scheduled to begin Feb. 22.
To date, the court has agreed to hear 64 cases during its current term. Four cases were dismissed, and one case was removed from the argument calendar. Sixteen cases have not yet been scheduled for argument.