This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will soon hear a limited number of previously postponed oral arguments by teleconference. The R Street Institute issued the following statement from Governance Project Fellow Anthony Marcum in response to the Court’s recent announcement:

“In light of the current public health crisis, the Supreme Court is taking the right step to hear oral arguments remotely. This sends a powerful message that the Court remains open for business and will carry on adjudicating the nation’s most pressing legal disputes.”

“Even better, it has been reported that live audio of these hearings will be available to the public. This is unprecedented and a tremendous step in improving the transparency of the Supreme Court. After this current health crisis is over, there is little reason why the Court should not continue this practice.”