Cases of Interest Details

Public Advisory - No. 18-2486, In re: Trump and No. 18-2488, District of Columbia v. Trump

March 01, 2019

Case Information:  
No. 18-2486, In re Trump: Petition for writ of mandamus to compel district court to certify an interlocutory appeal under 28 U.S.C. section 1292(b); whether Emoluments Clauses provide cause of action for injunctive relief and whether petitioners have alleged legally cognizable injuries sufficient to support standing to obtain relief against the President.

No. 18-2488, District of Columbia v. Trump: Appeal as to individual capacity claims brought against the President under the Emoluments Clauses.

Argument Date & Time: Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 9:30 a.m., cases to be heard in seriatim, with one hour of argument time allotted per case.

Location:  Lewis F. Powell, Jr., United States Courthouse, 1000 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.  For directions, parking, and entry information, see Visiting the Court.

Security Screening: Bring photo identification and allow sufficient time to pass through security screening.  Do not bring restricted items, such as electronic devices, weapons, food, or beverages.  See Electronic Device Policy.

Courtroom and Panel:  Argument will be heard in the Butzner En Banc Courtroom on the second floor (Room 201). The identity of the three-judge panel hearing the case will be released on the morning of argument.

Public Seating: Public seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis. Courthouse doors open at 7:00 a.m.

Counsel Presenting Arguments: 
No. 18-2486
Petitioner – Hashim M. Mooppan, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
Respondents – Loren AliKhan, Solicitor General for the District of Columbia

No. 18-2488
Appellant – William S. Consovoy, Consovoy McCarthy Park, PLLC
Appellees - Leah J. Tulin, Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maryland

Audio Files: Audio files of the arguments will be posted to the court's web site on March 19, 2019, once processing of the files is complete.

Reserved Media Seating: The deadline for reserved media seating is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019. One representative from each news organization may request reserved seating on the Contact page of the court's web site by selecting the Media Seating category in the dropdown menu. Include your name, title, news organization, address, email address, and phone number with your request for media seating.  You must check in with media credentials at the courtroom by 8:30 a.m. on March 19, or your reserved seat will be subject to release. Media representatives who are not on the reserved seating list may use public seating on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Press Conferences and Public Gatherings:  Press conferences, media interviews and other public gatherings must be conducted off the courthouse property and courthouse steps and must not impede public access to the courthouse.

Case Information:    
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