Bloomberg Law
March 20, 2020, 8:55 AM

SCOTUS Virus Update: Arguments on Hold, Next Steps (PODCAST)

Jordan S. Rubin
Jordan S. Rubin
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

The U.S. Supreme Court’s two-week argument sitting scheduled for March 23 is postponed indefinitely over the coronavirus threat. But the announcement leaves more questions than answers.

Bloomberg Law’s Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin break down the impact of the pandemic on the court’s business and what cases are up in the air.

Supreme Court watchdog Gabe Roth of Fix the Court highlights routes the justices could take if the outbreak causes further delay.

And with courts around the country facing similar questions, Bloomberg Law’s Madison Alder explains what lower federal courts are doing to keep their doors open—electronically, if needed.

Hosts: Kimberly Robinson and Jordan Rubin

Guests: Fix the Court’s Gabe Roth and Bloomberg Law’s Madison Alder

Producer: David Schultz

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