SCOTUS accepting new cases for 2020-2021 term

The Supreme Court of the United States has begun accepting cases for its 2020-2021 October term. As of March 12, 2020, the court had agreed to hear six cases during the term. The following list of the cases is sorted by the cases’ court of origination:

3rd Circuit
• Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

5th Circuit
• Salinas v. United States Railroad Retirement Board
• California v. Texas (Consolidated with Texas v. California)

6th Circuit
• Borden v. United States

9th Circuit
• U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service v. Sierra Club

State and district courts
• Jones v. Mississippi

Parties petition SCOTUS to hear a case if they are not satisfied with a lower court’s decision. The parties petition the court to grant a writ of certiorari. A writ of certiorari is an “order issued by the U.S. Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case it will hear on appeal.”

As of March 12, 2020, the court has not yet scheduled cases for argument.

Additional reading:
Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Salinas v. United States Railroad Retirement Board
California v. Texas
Borden v. United States
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service v. Sierra Club
Jones v. Mississippi




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