Supreme Court: 2011 Term Audio Recordings of Oral Arguments/Opinions
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 National Archives is making available for download the recordings of the oral arguments and the opinion announcements from the respective dates of the Court term:
Argument day 1 (Monday, March 26, 2012), (Mp3 file, 46.7MB)
Argument day 2 (Tuesday, March 27, 2012), (Mp3 file, 55.9 MB)
Argument day 3 (Wednesday, March 28 - Morning Session), (Mp3 file, 50.5 MB)
Argument day 3 (Wednesday, March 28 - Afternoon Session), (Mp3 file, 39.1 MB)
Read Transcript (100 pages)
Opinion (non-argument day) (June 28, 2012) (Mp3 file, 26.9 MB)
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. Justice Breyer's reading of the dissenting opinion begins at approximately 26:56 into this recording.
For additional information on obtaining other recordings from the 2011 Court term, please contact the Motion Picture, Sound and Video Branch at email@example.com or by calling 301-837-0526.