Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!

Monday was the first day of the Supreme Court’s new Term. And yesterday, as has been done for more than 200 years, the Court’s marshal has called the Court to order during the Justices’ entry by saying: “Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!” The word is derived from the Anglo-Norman term for “hear ye,” according to supremecourthistory.org.  The marshal continues, “[a]ll persons having business before the honorable, the Supreme Court of the United States, are admonished to draw near and give their attention, for the court is now sitting. God save the United States and this honorable court.”

Stay tuned for more reports on this week’s arguments and other news.

This post was drafted by ISCOTUS Fellow Bridget Flynn, Chicago-Kent Class of 2019, and edited by ISCOTUS Editorial Coordinator Anna Jirschele.

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