The Supreme Court will be hunkering down for a while yet.  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and pandemic-induced judicial branch budget cuts, Supreme Court oral arguments will not take place in a courtroom until next year at the earliest and, if in-person arguments do resume after 2020 ends, the justices will not hear them anywhere but in San Francisco until at least 14 months from now.

Judicial Council Public Information Officer Cathal Conneely tells At The Lectern that remote arguments (see here and here) “will continue through the end of this calendar year” and “the court will then evaluate its options for 2021 oral argument sessions.”  He also says that, due to “budget impacts,” the current plan is to have “no oral arguments hosted outside San Francisco until at least November 2021.”