The Supreme Court closed its doors for this scary reason
American life continues to be turned upside down.
The latest curveball could upend the 2020 election.
And that’s because the Supreme Court closed its doors for this scary reason.
The Chinese coronavirus is threatening Americans social, political, and economic systems.
Now the Supreme Court can be added to the list of institutions shut down over social distancing measures designed to limit in-person interaction and the spread of the Chinese coronavirus.
The Supreme Court suspended oral arguments for March.
“In keeping with public health precautions recommended in response to COVID-19, the Supreme Court is postponing the oral arguments currently scheduled for the March session,” a statement from the U.S. Supreme Court read.
“The Court will examine the options for rescheduling those cases in due course in light of the developing circumstances,” the court statement added.
Among the cases that were scheduled to be heard was the fight over Democrats demanding access to the President’s financial records and tax returns.
Democrats want to get their hands on the President’s private financial records because they want to selectively leak details to friendly fake news outlets so they can frame the details in the most negative light possible to create endless bad headlines for President Trump as he runs for reelection.
While those are the political calculations, the Supreme Court closed for serious health reasons.
Five of the Justices are over sixty-years-old, which puts them in the most serious at risk categories if they contract the coronavirus.
All American institutions are doing their best to minimize interactions between people since the virus spreads through water droplets from sneezes or coughs and touching previously infected surfaces.
The health of the Justices, lawyers, reporters, and citizens who show up to rally or protest must come first.
And that is why the Supreme Court joined the Chinese coronavirus shutdown.