- Supreme Court Press Release Re Oral Arguments Scheduled for April Session (3/19/21)
The Supreme Court will hear all oral arguments scheduled for the April session by telephone conference, following the same format used for the previous teleconference arguments. In keeping with public health guidance in response to COVID-19, the Justices and counsel will all participate remotely. The Court building remains open for official business only and closed to the public until further notice.
- Media Advisory Regarding April-May Teleconference Argument Audio
- Clerk's Office COVID-19 Guidance (April 17, 2020)
- Order (S. Ct. Apr 15, 2020)
As a result of this Order, litigants only need file one paper copy of any type of document in a case in which the justices have not yet voted for certiorari, or review. Attorneys are not to file any paper copies if they are submitted through the Court's electronic filing system for motions for an extension of time, waivers of the right to respond to a petition, blanket consents to the filing of amicus briefs and motions to delay distribution of a cert petition. Finally, parties may be relieved of the obligation to serve paper filings on one another if they have already agreed to electronic service, and they are strongly encouraged to use electronic service if feasible.
- Supreme Court Press Release Regarding May Telephone Conference Oral Arguments (4/13/20)
The Court will hear oral arguments by telephone conference on May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 in a limited number of previously postponed cases.
- Order (S. Ct. Mar. 19, 2020)
Due to COVID-19, the Supreme Court issued an Order that: (1) extends deadline to file any petition for a writ of certiorari due on or after March 19, 2020, to 150 days from the date of the lower court judgment; (2) states motions for extension of time under S. Ct. Rule 30.4 "will ordinarily be granted by the Clerk as a matter of course if the grounds . . . relate to COVID-19and if the length of the extension requested is reasonable;" and (3) states Court will entertain motions to delay distribution of certioari petition where petitioner needs more time to file a reply due to COVID-19.
- Supreme Court Press Release Regarding Postponement of March 2020 Oral Arguments (3/16/20)
In response to public health concerns re: COVID-19, the Court postponed oral arguments scheduled for March 23-25 and March 30-April 1.