First Ever Supreme Court Broadcast of Arguments

Oral arguments made via teleconference approved due to COVID-19 pandemic. 

On Monday, the Supreme Court made history by broadcasting the live feed from their oral arguments for the first time. This is the first time that the public would be able to listen to the cases live. The Court will hear a total of ten cases over the next two weeks, including much-watched cases regarding Congressional subpoenas of the president’s financial records. 

The case heard on Monday was Patent & Trademark Office v. The particulars of this hearing had the Justices of the Court determine if adding “.com” to the end of a generic term allows it to be a protected trademark. The U.S. Patent Office refused to offer a trademark for its name, and the company is appealing the decision.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That God would give the Justices of the Court wisdom on how to use technology in the most effective way. 
  • For God to keep the Justices of the Court safe from infection. 
  • For the Court to have wisdom on how to rule on this case. 

Sources:, New York Times, NPR


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