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Supreme Court of the United States
2011 Term Audio Recordings of Oral Arguments/Opinions
On Monday, October 1, 2012, the National Archives received the official annual transfer from the Supreme Court of the United States for the 2011 Court Term. This transfer includes audio recordings of oral arguments before the Court, opinion announcements, and bar admissions.
The 2011 Court term included the Oral Arguments and Opinion Announcements related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010.
The following case numbers were argued before the Court on March 26, 27, and 28 of 2012:
- 11-393: NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS ET AL. v. SEBELIUS, SECRETARY OF
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, ET AL.
- 11-398: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES v. FLORIDA
- 11-400: FLORIDA v. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
The recordings of the oral arguments and the opinion announcements from the respective dates of the Court term are available below:
- Argument day 1 - Monday, March 26, 2012
(Case Number 11-398 starts at 12:42 in the Mp3 file, 46.7MB)
Read Transcript (92 pages)
- Argument day 2 - Tuesday, March 27, 2012
(Mp3 file, 55.9 MB)
Read Transcript (132 pages)
Argument day 3 - Wednesday, March 28 - Morning Session
(Case Number 11-393 starts at 19:18 in the Mp3 file, 50.5 MB)
Read Transcript (100 pages)
Argument day 3 - Wednesday, March 28 - Afternoon Session
(Mp3 file, 39.1 MB)
Read Transcript (100 pages)
The consolidated opinion for the three cases was announced on June 28, 2012. Chief Justice Roberts' reading of the opinion begins at approximately 6:30 into this recording and Justice Breyer's reading of the dissenting opinion begins at approximately 26:56 into this recording available below:
For additional information on obtaining other recordings from the 2011 Court term, please contact the Motion Picture, Sound and Video Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 301-837-0526.