U.S. Supreme Court begins 2020 term on October 5

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The U.S. Supreme Court begins its 2020–2021 term on Monday, October 5, after being in recess since July. The court announced it would hear oral arguments via teleconference and would provide live audio of the arguments for its October sitting following the same format that was used during its May sitting in the 2019-2020 term. It made the decision in accordance with public health guidance in response to COVID-19.

During its October sitting, the court will hear 10 hours of oral argument in 12 cases between October 5 and October 14. The cases were originally scheduled for the court’s 2019-2020 term but were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

October 5, 2020

  • Carney v. Adams
  • Texas v. New Mexico

October 6, 2020

  • Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association
  • FNU Tanzin v. Tanvir

October 7, 2020

  • Google LLC v. Oracle America Inc.
  • Ford Motor Company v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court (Consolidated with Ford Motor Company v. Bandemer)

October 13, 2020

  • United States v. Briggs (Consolidated with United States v. Collins)
  • City of Chicago, Illinois v. Fulton

October 14, 2020

  • Torres v. Madrid
  • Pereida v. Barr

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.

Additional reading:
Supreme Court of the United States
Supreme Court cases, October term 2019-2020