Supreme Court To Start New Term By Telephone
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court will continue to hold oral arguments by telephone for the start of the new term in October in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a court spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Kathleen Arberg of the court’s public information office said in keeping with public health guidance in response to COVID-19, the Justices and counsel will all participate remotely.
The Court will provide a live audio feed of the October oral arguments to a media pool as it did for the May arguments.
The pool participants will in turn provide a simultaneous feed for the oral arguments to livestream on various media platforms for live public access.
The oral argument audio and a transcript of the oral arguments will also be posted on the Court’s website following oral argument each day.
The Court building remains open for official business only and closed to the public until further notice.
Arberg said the court will continue to monitor public health guidance as it determines its plans for the November and December argument sessions.
In The News
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Monday to take up two cases arising from President Donald Trump's efforts to slow both legal and illegal immigration from Mexico. Monday's announcement followed an order late Friday in which the high court said it will fast-track the appeal in... Read More
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote October 22 on whether to confirm Amy Coney Barrett as a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate Judiciary Committee set the date Thursday on the fourth day of contentious confirmation hearings in which Republicans and... Read More
WASHINGTON — Democrats zeroed in on key issues surrounding health care Wednesday on the third day of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings, as Republicans argued members of the other party have overblown their criticisms of a qualified judge. Barrett, whom President Donald Trump... Read More
Dozens of faculty members at the University of Notre Dame inked their names to an open letter urging Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a former law professor at the school, to halt her Supreme Court confirmation process until after Election Day. The letter carried 88 signatories from... Read More
WASHINGTON — Judge Amy Coney Barrett spent most of the second day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing batting away Democrats’ predictions that she would provide the final vote needed to invalidate the Affordable Care Act and substantially rein in abortion rights, but she struggled to... Read More
WASHINGTON — It was a very 2020 Supreme Court confirmation hearing Tuesday, as Amy Coney Barrett fielded her first round of questions on socially divisive issues from socially distanced members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senate Republicans have said they want to hold a floor vote... Read More