Oral Arguments

The Court will notify counsel at least 20 days in advance of the setting of oral arguments.  Oral arguments set for the next 30 days are listed in the
calendar.  When oral argument has been granted, the Court generally allows 20 minutes to each of the two sides to the case.  When there is more than one party on a side of a case, their respective counsel should decide among themselves how to divide oral argument.  It is helpful in such a circumstance to inform the Court at the outset of the argument of the manner in which argument is to be divided.   

Rules for courtroom conduct are here.

The Court makes unofficial digital audio and video recordings of each oral argument, which it maintains until the case to which they relate has been mandated or otherwise closed.  These recordings are not created as, and do not constitute, official records of Court proceedings.  The recordings may be accessed here.

Pursuant to the Court's policy, a visitor may use a personal device on his or her person to audio-record an oral argument without seeking permission, as long as he or she gives prior notice to the Court or to its staff.  All others who wish to audio- or video-record or broadcast an oral argument must submit a prior written request and may do so only by order of the Court.  Persons using personal recording devices that disrupt the dignity of the proceedings may be ordered to stop the recording.

Beginning on September 3, 2019, livestreaming of oral arguments is available for each courtroom:


Livestreaming channels will only reflect videos during argument and will be blank pages when arguments are not underway.  Arguments that are livestreamed are also recorded and become available for viewing here at a later date.