Oral Arguments are uploaded to this Web site within hours of the close of arguments for the day. Video is uploaded for the full session click to the right of the date , audio is available for each case click to right of case title , case summaries descriptions are linked to each title. All state courts operate under the administrative direction of the Supreme Court. Skip to main content.
A case selected for argument usually involves interpretations of the U. Constitution or federal law. At least four Justices have selected the case as being of such importance that the Supreme Court must resolve the legal issues. An attorney for each side of a case will have an opportunity to make a presentation to the Court and answer questions posed by the Justices. The Justices have read these briefs prior to argument and are thoroughly familiar with the case, its facts, and the legal positions that each party is advocating.
After the Court agrees to hear a case, a date will be set for oral arguments. Attorneys for each party have 30 minutes to persuade the Justices, who may ask questions during the oral argument. Transcripts of oral arguments became routine beginning in Oct. Before that date, the availability of transcripts is hit or miss.
An amber alert has been issued. Click here to visit the Amber Alert site. If you are interested in bringing a group of students, please contact Sarah Kidwell. Public Supreme Court proceedings are called "oral arguments," which provide the Justices with the opportunity to ask attorneys questions about the cases.