SCOTUS schedules postponed arguments for May sitting

The U.S. Supreme Court has released its May argument calendar for the 2019-2020 term. The court will hear nine hours of oral argument in 13 cases between May 4 and May 13. The cases were originally scheduled for the court’s March and April sittings. Those sittings were postponed “in keeping with public health precautions recommended in response to COVID-19.” The U.S. Supreme Court closed to the public indefinitely since March 12.
The arguments will be heard via telephone conference and live streamed to the public. This will be the first time the court has heard oral arguments via teleconference and the first time it will live stream argument audio in its history.
The court agreed to hear 73 cases during its 2019-2020 term. Thirteen of those cases have yet to be scheduled. As of April 16, decisions in 20 have been issued. Between 2007 and 2018, SCOTUS released opinions in 850 cases, averaging between 70 and 90 cases per year.
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