October 2020 Term

    Americans for Prosperity v. Rodriquez
    No. 19-251 - Argued April 26, 2021
    Does the policy of the California attorney general’s office requiring charities to disclose the names and addresses of their major donors violate the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution?
    AMG Capital Management, LLC v. Federal Trade Commission
    No. 19-508 - Argued January 13, 2021
    Whether statutory authorization for the FTC to seek injunctions includes judicial power to grant equitable remedies incident to injunctions, including restitution and disgorgement of ill-gotten gains.
    Brownback v. King
    No. 19-546 - Argued November 9, 2020
    Does the judgment bar provision of the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) prevent a plaintiff, whose FTCA claim against the government failed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, from filing a Bivens action against the same defendants and arising from the same set of facts and injuries?
    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?
    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?
    FCC v. Prometheus Radio Project
    No. 19-1231 - Argued January 19, 2021
    Was the Third Circuit’s decision to vacate the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) three decisions adopted between 2016–2018 for its review of broadcast ownership rules required by Section 202(h) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 erroneous under the Administrative Procedure Act?
    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?
    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?
    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?
    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.
    Lange v. California
    No. 20-18 - Argued February 24, 2021
    Does pursuit of a person who a police officer has probable cause to believe has committed a misdemeanor categorically qualify as an exigent circumstance sufficient to allow the officer to enter a home without a warrant?
    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?
    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?
    Pham v. Guzman Chavez
    No. 19-897 - Argued January 11, 2021
    Are the respondents—who were subject to reinstated removal orders, but with pending claims for withholding of removal—detained under 8 U.S.C. § 1226 or under 8 U.S.C. § 1231?
    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”?
    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?
    United States v. Arthrex, Inc.
    No. 19-1434 - Argued March 1, 2021
    1. Are administrative patent judges principal officers who must be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, or inferior officers who may be appointed by a department head? 2. If they are principal officers, can they be rendered inferior officers by severing the portion of the Patent Act restricting their removal?