Michigan Supreme Court will use Zoom to hear arguments in four pending cases

The Michigan Supreme Court will forgo tradition in response to the COVID-19 emergency and hear oral arguments in four cases using Zoom conferencing this month.

Arguments in the cases will be livestreamed April 15 and 22, the Supreme Court announced in a news release concerning the plan. At least six of the justices will participate remotely. It’s not yet known if Chief Justice Bridget M. McCormack will be in the courtroom or participate remotely.

“On both days, the Court will convene to hear the first case beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the second case at 10:30 a.m.,” a news release says. “Justices will participate in oral argument via Zoom and the attorneys for the parties have all agreed to argue their cases using Zoom.”

All four oral arguments will be livestreamed at: 


The move to hear case arguments through video conferencing is the latest fallout on state courts because of the coronavirus spread in Michigan.

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