Video Conferencing for Oral Arguments

April 1, 2020, The Writ, “Appellate Briefs”

On March 13, 2020, the Nevada Supreme Court took the prudent step of restricting access to the appellate courthouses in Carson City and Las Vegas. AO-0008, In re Coronavirus Public Emergency. Individuals that are at higher risk of having COVID-19, such as those who have recently traveled to certain countries or who are symptomatic, will be denied entry to the courthouses “by the Marshal.” Id.

The United States Supreme Court also decided to postpone its upcoming argument sessions in March and early April. The United States Supreme Court noted that the postponement was not “unprecedented,” but the precedent is not exactly recent as the previous events occurred: in “October 1918 in response to the Spanish flu epidemic” and in August 1793 and August 1798 “in response to yellow fever outbreaks.”  To read the entire article click here.


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