Cases

Edwards v. Vannoy
No. 19-5807 - Argued December 2, 2020
Does the Court’s decision in Ramos v. Louisiana, holding that the Sixth Amendment establishes a right to a unanimous jury in both federal and state courts, apply retroactively to cases on federal collateral review?
Nestlé USA, Inc. v. Doe I
No. 19-416 - Argued December 1, 2020
These cases present two issues: First, is the presumption against extraterritorial application of the Alien Tort Statute overcome in cases where a U.S. company conducted oversight of its foreign operations at its headquarters in the United States? Second, is a domestic corporation exempt from liability in a private action under the Alien Tort Statute when it violates international law—in these cases by subjecting children to slavery, forced labor, and human trafficking?
Fulton v. City of Philadelphia
No. 19-123 - Argued November 4, 2020
1. To succeed on their free exercise claim, must plaintiffs prove that the government would allow the same conduct by someone who held different religious views, or only provide sufficient evidence that a law is not neutral and generally applicable? 2. Should the Court revisit its decision in Employment Division v. Smith? 3. Does the government violate the First Amendment by conditioning a religious agency’s ability to participate in the foster care system on taking actions and making statements that directly contradict the agency’s religious beliefs?
Jones v. Mississippi
No. 18-1259 - Argued November 3, 2020
Whether the Eighth Amendment requires the sentencing authority to make a finding that a juvenile is permanently incorrigible before imposing a sentence of life without parole.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service v. Sierra Club
No. 19-547 - Argued November 2, 2020
Does Exemption 5 of the Freedom of Information Act, by incorporating the deliberative process privilege, protect against compelled disclosure of a federal agency’s draft documents that were prepared as part of a formal interagency consultation process under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and that concerned a proposed agency action that was later modified in the consultation process?
Pereida v. Barr
No. 19-438 - Argued October 14, 2020
Does a criminal conviction bar a noncitizen from applying for relief from removal when the record of conviction is ambiguous as to whether it corresponds to an offense listed in the Immigration and Nationality Act?
Torres v. Madrid
No. No. 19-292 - Argued October 14, 2020
Is an unsuccessful attempt to detain a suspect by use of physical force a “seizure” within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment, or must physical force be successful in detaining a suspect to constitute a “seizure”?
Google LLC v. Oracle America Inc.
No. 18-956 - Argued October 7, 2020
Does copyright protection extend to a software interface? If so, does the petitioner’s use of a software interface in the context of creating a new computer program constitute fair use?
Ford Motor Company v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court
No. 19-368 & 19-369 - Argued October 7, 2020
May a state court, consistent with the Due Process Clause, exercise personal jurisdiction over a nonresident defendant when none of the defendant’s contacts with that state caused the plaintiff’s claims?
Carney v. Adams
No. 19-309 - Argued October 5, 2020
Does a state law that effectively limits judicial service to members of the Democratic and Republican parties violate the First Amendment?