In a departure from tradition due to the Corona Virus pandemic, the US Supreme Court heard for the first time arguments in a phone case involving a dispute over a trademark the popular hotel reservation website Bukking was a party to.
For an hour, the nine court judges hear the pleadings by phone as part of a measure aimed at curbing the spread of the Coronavirus.
The three most important issues to be discussed remotely are three focused on the question of whether US President Donald Trump can keep his financial records, including tax returns, and these issues will be heard on May 12.
The Supreme Court building has been closed to the public since March 13 because of the epidemic, and judges only communicate by phone and rulings are limited to the Internet.
Corona virus is especially dangerous for the elderly, especially those with underlying medical problems and three of the nine judges who are over the age of seventy.