The Supreme Court of the United States announced Monday morning that oral arguments in March will be postponed until April 1st, due to COVID-19. Oral arguments were scheduled for March 23-25 and March 30-April 1st.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court postponing arguments because of coronavirus.— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) March 16, 2020
BREAKING: The Supreme Court will be postponing the oral arguments currently scheduled for the March session (March 23-25 and March 30-April 1) citing " public health precautions recommended in response to COVID-19." https://t.co/ThLOmJQ8PI pic.twitter.com/1xSwvLu0no— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) March 16, 2020
This move by the court is most definitely unprecedented.
US Supreme Court says it will delay oral arguments in light of the coronavirus outbreak; first time the court has disrupted its own operations since the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918. https://t.co/04h6U8eKfj— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) March 16, 2020
Postponing oral arguments also includes the controversial case regarding President Trump’s tax returns, and whether or not they must be publicly available.
The high court will still meet for conference, as regularly scheduled, on March 20th.