The Supreme Court on Thursday set the hearing date for the same-sex marriage cases for Tuesday, April 28, and announced that the audiotape recording of the session will be released by no later than 2 p.m. that day.
Here is the full calendar of hearings for the April sitting — the final one of the current Court Term:
Monday, April 20:
Johnson v. U.S. — Possession of a sawed-off shotgun as a violent felony, leading to a longer prison term as a career criminal. This case was heard on November 5 but is being reargued on a new question about potential vagueness of a part of the Armed Career Criminal Act.
Tuesday, April 21:
McFadden v. U.S. — A federal prosecutor’s duty to prove that a suspect knew that a substance was an illegal substitute for a banned drug.
Wednesday, April 22:
Horne v. U.S. Department of Agriculture — The federal government’s duty to pay raisin growers for an order requiring removal of part of a year’s crop from the market to stabilize prices.
Monday, April 27:
Kingsley v. Hendrickson — The proof needed to show police use of excessive force toward a detained person awaiting trial.
Tuesday, April 28:
Obergefell v. Hodges and three other cases — The constitutionality of state bans on same-sex marriage and state refusals to recognize existing same-sex marriages. The cases are consolidated for two-and-a-half hours of argument.
Wednesday, April 29:
Glossip v. Gross — The constitutionality under the Eighth Amendment of using a sedative as the first drug in a death penalty protocol. (The executions of the three Oklahoma inmates have been stayed.)
Mata v. Holder — The authority of a federal appeals court to extend the time to seek a reopening of an immigration case because of an ineffective attorney.