The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) announced on Dec. 6 that it will continue hearing oral arguments in person for its January and February sittings. The court began hearing in-person arguments at the beginning of its 2021-2022 term in October, after hearing arguments via teleconference for the entirety of its 2020-2021 term in accordance with precautions taken due to COVID-19.
Though arguments will be heard in the courtroom, the court remains closed to the public. Argument audio will be streamed live to the public, and audio files and argument transcripts will be posted on the court’s website following oral argument each day.
The Supreme Court’s January sitting is scheduled to begin on Jan. 10, 2022. Eight cases have been scheduled for a total of eight hours of oral argument.
To date, SCOTUS has agreed to hear 50 cases during the term. Four cases were dismissed, and one case was removed from the argument calendar. Nine cases have not yet been scheduled for argument.