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The Supreme Court postpones oral arguments scheduled for April as a result of coronovirus pandemic
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The Supreme Court postpones oral arguments scheduled for April as a result of coronovirus pandemic

The U.S. Supreme Court postponed oral arguments scheduled for April as a result of the coronavirus pandemic on Friday. The court is considering alternative options for handling the various outstanding cases. This announcement comes after the Supreme Court postponed arguments scheduled for its March session.

Court spokeswoman, Kathleen Arberg state, “in keeping with the public health guidance in response to COVID-19, the court will postpone the oral arguments currently scheduled for the April session. The court will consider a range of scheduling options and other alternatives if arguments cannot be held in the courtroom before the end of the term.”

Six of the nine current justices, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg (87), Stephan Breyer (81), Clarence Thomas (71), Samuel Alito (70), John Roberts (65) and Sonia Sotomayor (65),  are over 60 and thus fall into the population that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has deemed most susceptible to contracting the virus.