• In a first, by teleconference
• Court will provide live audio feed of arguments to news media
Today the United States Supreme Court announced that on May 12, it will hear a dispute over whether Trump's tax and financial records should be publicly disclosed.
NEW: Supreme Court releases argument schedule for special May telephone session. Trump financial-records cases to be heard May 12. pic.twitter.com/kfovzkPCyU
— Greg Stohr (@GregStohr) April 15, 2020
This is also its first ever round of oral arguments by teleconference.
From reporting at Reuters by Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung:
The court, forced to adapt to the coronavirus outbreak, is hearing 10 cases over a two week period starting on May 4.
Other cases of note include two on the complex U.S. presidential election system and whether Electoral College electors are free to break their pledges to back the candidate who wins their state's popular vote, which will be heard on May 13.
The nine justices will hear a Trump administration bid to let employers obtain religious exemptions from having any health insurance offered to employees to help pay for women's birth control on May 6 and a religious rights dispute involving Catholic schools in California on May 11.
The justices and lawyers for the litigants will all participate remotely.
NEW: Supreme Court will hear Trump financial records cases by teleconference on May 12 and the "faithless electors" cases the following day pic.twitter.com/lGTbP8WDHJ
— Lawrence Hurley (@lawrencehurley) April 15, 2020
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) April 15, 2020