Supreme Court to delay March arguments because of Coronavirus

This is the first time the Court has rescheduled arguments citing public health concerns in over a century

Updated: March 16, 2020 - 11:01pm

On Monday the Supreme Court announced they would be postponing oral arguments that were scheduled to take place during March. This includes one notable case centered on the dispute over subpoenas of President Trump’s financial records.

“The Court will examine the options for rescheduling those cases in due course in light of the developing circumstances,” said a spokeswoman for SCOTUS.

The last time the Court postponed arguments due to a health crisis was 102 years ago, in October of 1918, due to the outbreak of the Spanish flu. Schedules were also altered in the late 18th century because of outbreaks of yellow fever.