US Supreme Court docket extends pandemic-related restrictions

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Police guard the Supreme Court docket in Washington DC. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP)

The US Supreme Court docket will stay closed to the general public and can conduct its October oral arguments by teleconference because it prolonged its coronavirus-related restrictions into its new time period, a court docket spokesperson stated on Wednesday.

The court docket’s announcement signifies that members of the general public can not tour the constructing and attorneys will current their oral arguments by cellphone as a substitute of within the courtroom itself.

The court docket for the primary time heard arguments by teleconference in Could as a precaution in opposition to the unfold of the pathogen.

“The court docket will proceed to carefully monitor public well being steering in figuring out plans for the November and December argument classes,” spokesperson Kathy Arberg stated.

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