Bloomberg Law
March 25, 2020, 10:16 PM

Virus Stimulus to Help Courts, Authorizes Some Video Hearings

Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

The U.S. Supreme Court will get $500,000 as part of a historic government coronavirus stimulus package that also would authorize judges to allow video or telephone conferencing for certain hearings.

Details were included in a bipartisan Senate agreement on the $2 trillion legislation unveiled on Wednesday. A final measure could reach the president’s desk as early as Thursday.

Federal courts across the country have closed or limited access in response to the virus that has accelerated its spread.

The measure would provide $7.5 million to the judiciary, including the $500,000 to supplement spending on high court operations, according to a ...

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