The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on President Obama’s health care reform law over the next three days, for a total of six hours – its longest in 45 years. Buffalo News has a great run down of some of the previous cases that received the longest oral arguments, including:
Arizona v. California: 16 hours, three minutes on Jan. 8-11, 1962.
United States v. Louisiana: 13 hours and 32 minutes on Oct. 12-15, 1956.
Brown v. Board of Education II: 13 hours, 25 minutes on April 11-14, 1955.
Re-argument of Griffin v. Maryland and consolidated cases: Nine hours and 45 minutes on Oct. 14-15, 1963.
Permian Basin Area Rate Cases: Eight hours on Dec. 5-7, 1967.
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