C-SPAN to broadcast audio of Supreme Court oral arguments live in May


C-SPAN on Monday said it will broadcast audio of Supreme Court oral arguments live next month when justices hear cases via teleconference amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"C-SPAN is committing to airing live each of the Supreme Court's just-announced schedule of oral arguments for May, which will be held by teleconference," the channel said in a statement. "The audio of the arguments will be accessible live via one of the C-SPAN TV networks, online via C-SPAN.org, and on the free C-SPAN Radio app, which will allow them to be heard via anyone's cellphone."

The Supreme Court earlier Monday said it will hear 10 cases over six days in May, with the justices and lawyers interacting over teleconference in an effort to adhere to social distancing policies set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


“In keeping with public health guidance in response to COVID-19, the justices and counsel will all participate remotely,” a court spokeswoman said Monday.

The court postponed arguments in March and April amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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