As the U.S Capitol has already done, the United States Supreme Court is now taking steps to prevent further outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.
That’s why the Supreme Court has just announced that it will be shutting down its public galleries and public tours until further notice, according to The Hill.
But Don’t Worry, They’re Still Working
Although closed to the public, the high court will continue to do its job and deliberate cases as previously scheduled. Supreme Court spokeswoman Patricia McCabe even stated:
“The building will remain open for official business, and case filing deadlines are not extended.”
Considering the age and health histories of several of our current justices, this is the prudent move.
In all, there are five justices 65 years old or older, with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg being the oldest at 87. And it’s people like Ginsburg who are most at risk from the deadly virus.
State Of Emergency
For those thinking this measure is overly reactionary, it actually falls right in line with other public health measures being taken.
Over the last few days, virtually every professional and college sporting event has either been canceled or will be held without fans present due to recommendations that “social distancing” is the best way to prevent the spread of the virus.
President Trump has also declared a state of emergency in the country as of Friday, which the New York Times reports will make “$50 billion in emergency funding available, lifting restrictions on doctors and hospitals and waiving interest on student loans.”
This is exactly what needs to happen. Donald Trump has done a wonderful job taking charge during this time of unrest in our country. He’s doing what real leaders do.
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