Ida-Delayed Supreme Court Arguments Set For Next Week

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana Supreme Court arguments that were postponed last month due to Hurricane Ida have been set for next week.

The court issued a statement Tuesday saying oral arguments will be held Monday through Wednesday.

In the statement, Chief Justice John Weimer noted that the arguments will be held in person. During much of the COVID-19 pandemic, arguments at the state’s highest court were held during video conferences, although May's arguments were held in person, prior to a summer surge.

Coronavirus precautions will be observed. Social distancing, limited seating, temperature screening and masking will be required. And attendance at the in-person arguments will be limited to those whose cases are being argued and their attorneys.

Others who want to watch can view the court’s livestream at livestream.lasc.org.

Ida hit on Aug. 29, causing heavy, widespread damage in much of southeast Louisiana.