An anonymous reader quotes the Dev newsletter from Inside.com: The U.S. Supreme Court has postponed hearing oral arguments in the Google vs. Oracle copyright case and all other cases because of the coronavirus. It is the first time the Supreme Court has done so since the Spanish flu epidemic in 1918. [“The Court also shortened its argument calendars in August 1793 and August 1798 in response to yellow fever outbreaks,” the announcement points out.] “The court will examine the options for rescheduling those cases in due course in light of the developing circumstances,” the announcement added. Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court were scheduled to hear oral arguments in the Google vs. Oracle case on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, before making a decision a few months later. Read more of this story at Slashdot.