Court Decides To Hold Off Oral Arguments For March Over Coronavirus

The Supreme Court has announced that it is going to postpone all oral arguments due to be heard in the month of March due to the current coronavirus outbreak. SCOTUS was due to hear cases from March 23 through March 25 and then again from March 30 through April 1, but will now “examine the options for rescheduling those cases in due course in light of the developing circumstances.”

Court Decides To Hold Off Oral Arguments For March Over Coronavirus
Court Decides To Hold Off Oral Arguments For March Over Coronavirus

Here’s more from The Washington Examiner:

The Supreme Court previously postponed scheduled arguments in response to the Spanish flu epidemic in 1918 and shortened its argument calendar in 1793 and 1798 in response to yellow fever outbreaks.

The world is currently losing its collective mind over the spread of coronavirus, which is a rather serious illness, particularly for the elderly and immunocompromised, however, the hysteria surrounding this illness is getting out of hand. That being said, some of the individuals on the bench in the Supreme Court are considered high risk for complications caused by a coronavirus, so it makes total sense to keep them isolated from potential carriers of the virus until all of this blows over.

A pandemic of this nature is unlike anything we’ve seen in a long, long time, if ever, and thus, it’s crucial to take the right precautions. However, what complicates matters is how the virus not only impacts our legal system but our economy as well. Restaurants and other establishments are being shutdown which is going to put a lot of folks out of work for a few weeks, causing a lot of financial hardship for lower-income folks.

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