SCOTUS releases March argument calendar

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on Jan. 28 released its March argument calendar for the 2021-2022 term, scheduling nine cases for argument. Two of the cases were consolidated for one hour of oral argument. In total, the court will hear eight hours of arguments between Mar. 21 and Mar. 30. 

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Mar. 21

  1. Morgan v. Sundance, Inc. concerns a circuit split regarding arbitration clauses, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), and the Supreme Court’s decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion (2011).
  2. Berger v. North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP concerns whether North Carolina legislators may intervene to defend the state’s voter identification law in constitutional challenges and lawsuits concerning the Voting Rights Act.

Mar. 22

  1. Golan v. Saada concerns the interpretation of international law when a minor child is abducted across national borders during a domestic dispute.

Mar. 23

  1. ZF Automotive US, Inc. v. Luxshare, Ltd. (consolidated with AlixPartners, LLC v. Fund for Protection of Investor Rights in Foreign States) concerns arbitration proceedings generally and, specifically, U.S. district courts’ authority to compel parties to produce evidentiary details in private arbitration for foreign or international tribunals.

Mar. 28

  1. LeDure v. Union Pacific Railroad Company concerns the meaning of a locomotive being in use for purposes of liability under the Locomotive Inspection Act.
  2. Southwest Airlines v. Saxon concerns the definition of transportation workers for purposes of exemption from the Federal Arbitration Act.

Mar. 29

  1. Torres v. Texas Department of Public Safety concerns the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) and sovereign immunity.

Mar. 30

  1. Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana concerns a potential conflict between federal and state arbitration laws in certain types of arbitration proceedings.

To date, the court has agreed to hear 65 cases during its 2021-2022 term. Four cases were dismissed, and one case was removed from the argument calendar. Nine cases have not yet been scheduled for argument.

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