The word is in from the highest court in the land– the April oral argument calendar is to be postponed. That would include the highly anticipated argument in Barr v AAPC, in which the Supreme Court is set to consider whether the TCPA survives First Amendment scrutiny.
It is unclear whether the case will still be decided this term. We’ll keep an eye on developments and alert as soon as a new oral argument date is set (if oral argument will occur at all).
Here’s the official word from the Court:
In keeping with public health guidance in response to COVID-19, the Court will postpone the oral arguments currently scheduled for the April session (April 20-22 and April 27-29).
The Court will consider rescheduling some cases from the March and April sessions before the end of the Term, if circumstances permit in light of public health and safety guidance at that time. The Court will consider a range of scheduling options and other alternatives if arguments cannot be held in the Courtroom before the end of the Term.
The Court will continue to proceed with the resolution of all cases argued this Term. Opinions will be posted on the Court’s Website. The Court is continuing to hold its regularly scheduled conferences and issuing Order Lists.
The Court Building remains open for official business, but most Court personnel are
teleworking. The Court remains closed to the public until further notice.