October 2020 Term

    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?
    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?
    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.
    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?