In Light of COVID-19, Supreme Court Sets Audio Arguments for in May

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The Supreme Court is adapting to the threat of the coronavirus by taking the unprecedented step of holding arguments via telephone in some cases originally set to be argued this term. (Lorie Shaull)

The United States Supreme Court announced on Monday it will hold a series of cases via teleconference due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. 

Breaking with longstanding tradition, the public will be able to listen live. Since the turn of the century, the court has only allowed same-day audio release 27 times.

Cases of interest in the 2020 presidential election are plenty. Subpoenas of President Trump’s financial records—a case that has many looking to see how the Republican-dominated court will fall—top the list.

Also of consequence this November, the courts will decide whether “faithless electors”—members of the Electoral College who do not vote for the…

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