The Supreme Court is returning in October to the physical court, where they will hold the first in-person arguments since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Wednesday, the high court announced the return, which will be limited to “Justices, essential Court personnel, counsel in the scheduled cases, and journalists.” The sessions will not be open to the public “out of concern for the health and safety” of everyone involved.
“The Court will continue to closely monitor public health guidance in determining plans,” the announcement read.
Live audio feed will still be provided for October, November and December arguments.
The Supreme Court building will remain open for official business but will be closed to the public indefinitely.
October’s sessions mark the first time the court has gathered in person since March 2020. The coronavirus pandemic forced the court to hear arguments virtually through