The Supreme Court building won’t be open to the public.
The Court postponed cases in March and April.
SCOTUS justices postponed cases during public health crises in 1793, 1798 and 1918.
Six of the current justices are over age 65.
(NewsReady.com) – COVID-19 is causing closures across the country and Americans are doing their best to social distance and stop the spread of the virus. However, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is going back to work soon. They’ve had to make some adjustments, but May is still going to be full of important arguments.
Not Business as Usual
When the Court begins hearing cases in May, it’s going to be a bit different. Ordinarily, when oral arguments take place, the public can watch. That’s not possible for the foreseeable future as the building is closed to the public.
According to an announcement by the Court this week, the justices and counsels will participate in telephone conferences. The press release states the SCOTUS is following “public health guidance in response to COVID-19.” The media will receive live audio as oral arguments take place.
Ten cases are on the docket for May. These are the arguments that the Court could confirm counsel for.
President Donald Trump is involved in three of the cases scheduled. The Court will hear oral arguments over whether or not the president can shield his personal financial information from investigators. Those cases are:
- Trump v. Deutsche Bank AG
- Trump v. Vance
- Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP
The commander-in-chief asked the justices to overturn lower court rulings requiring his banks and accounting firm to hand information over to investigators. President Trump was cleared of any involvement in the Russian scandal, but that hasn’t stopped the Left from continuing their witchhunt.
The justices will also hear a case brought by Electoral College voters. The plaintiffs, from Washington and Colorado, are challenging state rules that required them to cast ballots for Hillary Clinton in 2016 because she won the state. They claim that forcing them to vote for the winner is unconstitutional.
It’s a good thing the Court plans to hear oral arguments. All of these cases are extraordinarily important and need to be resolved. The news is sure to be a relief for President Trump who has spent nearly his entire presidency defending himself.
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