'All Participate Remotely'
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday announced it will hear cases in November and December "remotely," via teleconference, citing concerns over the deadly coronavirus pandemic that has killed nearly 215,000 Americans to date. Among the most prominent the Court will review is President Donald Trump's case to kill the Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare.
"In keeping with public health guidance in response to COVID-19, the justices and counsel will all participate remotely," a press release from the Court (below) states.
The Trump administration asked for and received a delay from the SCOTUS justices. The case would have been heard earlier this year but the administration asked for the case to come before the top court after the election. On November 10, one week past Election Day, justices will hear oral arguments.
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If President Trump and the Republican Attorneys General who brought the case are successful, they will have destroyed pre-existing conditions protections and stripped tens of millions of Americans of their health insurance.
President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are working to ensure Judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed and sworn in before Election Day.