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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments Remotely and Allow Live Public Access

Posted May 5, 2020

Beginning Monday, May 4, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments remotely by telephone for two weeks. Additionally, the public is allowed to listen to the proceedings live. Both proceedings represent a break from the Court’s traditional practice and are in response to conditions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The cases that will be heard in the next two weeks involve religion, election law, and access to presidential records. Live to the oral arguments is available online via various media outlets, including C-SPAN. See SCOTUSBlog, NPR, New York Times.