10 cases, 2 weeks, 1 Supreme Court holding phone arguments
May 15, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way the Supreme Court is doing business. For the foreseeable future the court will be announcing its opinions not in the courtroom but by posting decisions online. And the justices are holding their private conferences by phone.
Over the past two weeks, the court heard arguments in 10 cases by telephone, with the audio of arguments broadcast live for the first time. The changes made for an extraordinary set of arguments.
It's unclear when the justices will actually take the bench again. Normally, the justices hear arguments from...