Supreme Court to hear oral arguments via teleconference for first time, offer live audio

Posted at 3:00 PM, Apr 13, 2020

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says it will hold arguments by teleconference in May in key cases, including President Donald Trump’s bid to shield his tax and other financial records.

The court will make live audio of the arguments available for the first time, offering unprecedented access to the federal government's least-public branch.

The Supreme Court had previously postponed courtroom arguments for March and April because of the coronavirus.

"In keeping with public health guidance in response to COVID-19, the Justices and counsel will all participate remotely," a statement on the Court's website read. "The Court anticipates providing a live audio feed of these arguments to news media. Details will be shared as they become available."

The court will hear 10 cases in all between May 4 and May 13. Other cases concern whether presidential electors are required to cast their Electoral College ballots for the candidate who won their state.

Below is the list of cases which will be argued via teleconference.

18-9526, McGirt v. Oklahoma
19-46, United States Patent and Trademark Office v. B.V.
19-177, Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International, Inc.
19-267, Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, and 19-348, St. James School v. Biel
19-431, Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania, and 19-454, Trump v. Pennsylvania
19-465, Chiafalo v. Washington
19-518, Colorado Department of State v. Baca
19-631, Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants, Inc.
19-635, Trump v. Vance
19-715, Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP, and 19-760, Trump v. Deutsche Bank AG