In response to the Supreme Court’s recent decision to postpone arguments scheduled through April 1, 2020, Fix the Court executive director Gabe Roth released the following statement:
Considering the ongoing pandemic and the advanced age of most of the justices, I support the Supreme Court’s decision to postpone the oral arguments slated for the March sitting. It is also a positive step, and consistent with public health recommendations, that some justices will reportedly work from home and participate remotely in their next Conference, scheduled for this Friday.
The Court would do well to extend modern conveniences to the general public the next time it holds arguments so proceedings would be available live to those beyond the courtroom’s walls. Providing remote access would protect the health of the justices and the public during the current pandemic and beyond.
The Court already has a live-streaming URL set up and ready to go, which was last used to stream Justice Scalia’s memorial service in 2016.