On March 3, 2021, partner Sarah Harris argued Carr v. Saul before the U.S. Supreme Court. In Carr, the Court will decide whether claimants seeking Social Security benefits must raise Appointments Clause challenges to improperly appointed Social Security administrative law judges in order to preserve the issue for judicial review. Carr implicates significant administrative-law and separation-of-powers questions concerning the doctrine of issue exhaustion.
This is the firm’s second of four arguments of the Term; Williams & Connolly’s Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation team also has two upcoming cases scheduled for April. The Supreme Court recently delivered a 5-4 victory for the firm in Salinas v. United States Railroad Retirement Board, which Sarah argued in November.*
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*All cases vary and none is predictive.