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Public Advisory #2 – Argument Day Information, No. 18-2486, In re: Trump and No. 18-2488, District of Columbia v. Trump

March 19, 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.

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. Arguments will be heard in the Butzner En Banc Courtroom on the second floor (Room 201). For directions, parking, and entry information, see Visiting the Court.

Argument Panel:
Judge Paul V. Niemeyer – seated in the middle and presiding at argument
Judge A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr. – seated to the left as viewed from the audience
Senior Judge Dennis W. Shedd – seated to the right as viewed from the audience

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, William S. Consovoy, Consovoy McCarthy Park, PLLC
Appellees - Leah J. Tulin, Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maryland

Oral Argument Audio Files:Audio files of the arguments will be available at these links on March 19, 2019, approximately an hour after the arguments conclude:

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.

Public Seating: Public seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis. Courthouse doors open at 7:00 a.m.  Overflow:  An audio-video feed will be broadcast to the Tan Courtroom on the second floor (Room 223).

Reserved 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:The briefs filed by the parties are available at: