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How to follow Wednesday's Supreme Court oral arguments on the Electoral College live

Posted May 13, 2020 9:02 a.m. EDT

— The Supreme Court is continuing to hold oral arguments via teleconference due to the coronavirus pandemic. And in a historic first, it's also allowing oral arguments to be aired live to the public.

Here's what to know for Wednesday's cases:

First Case: Peter B. Chiafalo v. Washington

Time: 10:00 a.m. ET

Significance: Whether states can bind presidential electors to vote for a state's popular vote winner.

Participants: L. Lawrence Lessig; Noah Purcell, Solicitor General Washington State

Where to find it: CNN.com is streaming live.

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Second Case: Colorado Department of State v. Micheal Baca

Time: 11 a.m. ET

Significance: Whether states can bind presidential electors to vote for a state's popular vote winner.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor won't sit in on this case because she is friends with one of the plaintiffs. The court had originally scheduled the two cases to be argued together, but after Sotomayor's recusal the court split them up to avoid the possibility of a 4-4 split.

Participants: Philip J. Weiser, Attorney General of Colorado, Jason Harrow, Los Angeles.

Where to find it: CNN.com is streaming live.

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