By Amy Howe
December 20, 2017
Court releases February calendar
The Supreme Court today released the calendar for its February sitting, which starts on Tuesday, February 20 (because Monday, February 19 is a holiday) and ends on Wednesday, February 28. The justices will hear nine oral arguments over five days, with the highest-profile argument of the sitting coming on February 26 in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the challenges to the constitutionality of the fees paid by government employees who are represented by, but do not belong to, a union. The justices have already held oral arguments on the questions presented by Janus twice before; they did not decide the issue the first time, while they deadlocked the second time on the wake of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Read the full blog post at the SCOTUSblog here.