Washington D.C., Apr 13, 2020 / 09:00 am
The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it will hear oral arguments by phone next month. Justices will hear arguments from lawyers remotely across six dates in the first two weeks of May in an effort to keep the business of the court moving during the coronavirus outbreak.
A statement from the Supreme Court, released April 13, said that ten cases would be assigned dates in the first two weeks of May.
"The Court will hear oral arguments by telephone conference on May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13," the statement said. "The following cases will be assigned argument dates after the Clerk's Office has confirmed the availibility of counsel."
"In keeping with public heath guidance in response to COVID-19, the Justices and counsel will all participate remotely. The Court anticipates providing a live audio feed of these arguments to news media," said the court's release.