On July 9, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued its final orders from its October 2019-2020 Term, granting review in six cases for a total of four hours of oral argument during its upcoming October Term for 2020-2021. The cases have not yet been scheduled for argument.
• The case Collins v. Mnuchin originated from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and was consolidated with the case Mnuchin v. Collins. The consolidated cases concern the extent of the president’s appointment and removal powers.
• The case Facebook v. Duguid originated from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and concerns the definition of an automated telephone dialing system in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
• The case AMG Capital Management, LLC v. Federal Trade Commission originated from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and was consolidated with the case Federal Trade Commission v. Credit Bureau Center, LLC, which originated from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. The consolidated cases concern the Federal Trade Commission Act and whether it authorizes the Federal Trade Commission to demand restitution from parties who violate the Act.
• The case Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski originated from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and concerns mootness of nominal damages claims following a government’s post-filing policy change.
The Supreme Court will begin hearing cases for the term on October 5, 2020. The court’s yearly term begins on the first Monday in October and lasts until the first Monday in October the following year. The court generally releases the majority of its decisions in mid-June.
As of July 13, 2020, the court had agreed to hear 31 cases during its 2020-2021 term. Of those, 12 were originally scheduled for the 2019-2020 term but were delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.