Supreme Court Hears Final Cases of the Week

Cases deal with copyright law and personal jurisdiction.

The Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Google v. Oracle America and the consolidated cases of Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial Dist. Crt. and Ford Motor Co. v. Bandemer on Wednesday. 

The case of Google v. Oracle America is a copyright case that seeks to determine if copyright protections apply to software interfaces and if in Google’s case, the use of several lines of Javascript in its Android operating system consisted of fair use. 

The two cases involving the Ford Motor Company bring back the question of “personal jurisdiction” to the Court – where the Supreme Court determines if a defendant can be made to litigate in a certain state. The cases ask if Montana and Minnesota have the jurisdiction over two lawsuits against Ford. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For God to lead the Court to make the best decision in these cases.
  • For the Justices of the Court to be led by the Lord to the best cases to take up in the future. 
  • For God to help the Senate have wisdom on voting to fill the open supreme court seat. 

Sources: Supreme Court, SCOTUSblog


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