- Attorney Courtroom COVID Protocols Winter 2022
Arguing counsel and co-counsel planning to attend argument are asked to take a PCR COVID test on the morning before argument (including Sunday before a Monday argument). The Court will arrange for testing at a downtown medical facility at Court expense. We expect that results of those tests will be available by 6:00pm on the same day that they are administered.
- Guide for Counsel in Cases to be Argued (October Term 2021)
- Supreme Court Press Release: Oral Arguments for JAN and FEB in the Courtroom (12/6/21)
The Court will hear all oral arguments scheduled for the January and February sessions in the Courtroom. Courtroom access will be limited to the Justices, essential Court personnel, counsel in the scheduled cases, and journalists with full-time press credentials issued by the Supreme Court. Out of concern for the health and safety of the public and Supreme Court employees, the Courtroom sessions will not be open to the public. The Court will continue to closely monitor public health guidance in determining plans. The Court will provide a live audio feed of the January and February oral arguments. A link to the live audio feed will be available on the homepage of the Court's website. The Court building remains open for official business only and closed to the public until further notice.
- Order Rescinding Prior COVID Orders Subject to Clarifications
- Clerk's Office COVID-19 Guidance (July 19, 2021)
- 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
- 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.