The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit for the first time plans to hold oral arguments at a law school in Washington.
The court will convene Nov. 12 at Georgetown University Law Center. Chief Judge Merrick Garland and Judges Judith Rogers and Brett Kavanaugh are expected to be on the panel hearing cases that day.
The District's law schools have a history of hosting appellate arguments. The District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the city's highest local court, has routinely held arguments at local law schools in the past.
"We hope that this will be just the first of a series of oral arguments held at District of Columbia law schools, and that these sittings will enhance public understanding of the role of the courts in our constitutional framework," Garland said in an interview.
Cases scheduled for Nov. 12 include a former congressional staffer challenging his corruption conviction and a dispute between SeaWorld and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.