Summary: H.R.6642 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/28/2020)

Court Access Amid the Pandemic Act

This bill allows U.S. circuit courts to dispose of cases without oral argument or to proceed with oral argument, with the consent of the litigants, via video teleconferencing or telephone conferencing during the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) public health emergency. Oral arguments in U.S. circuit court and U.S. district court must be made available for public transmission in real time and be permanently archived on the internet, except for U.S. district court proceedings the dissemination of which would seriously jeopardize public health and safety.