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Supreme Court Will Hold Arguments by Phone to Start New Term (2)

Sept. 16, 2020, 8:30 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court said it will hold arguments by telephone when its new term opens next month, as the Covid-19 outbreak continues to force changes in the court’s longstanding traditions.

The court, which heard arguments remotely for the first time in May, said the justices will follow the same approach for the two-week session that starts Oct. 5. As it did in May, the court will release a live audio feed.

The court said in a press release it will “closely monitor public health guidance” before deciding how to handle its arguments in November and December.

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