Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Headed to Wheeling for 17th remote webcast

I'll be headed to Wheeling in the morning to set up for the Court's Argument Docket scheduled for Thursday October 19th at 10:00 on the campus of Wheeling Jesuit University. As are all argument dockets, the proceedings will be webcast, even though the docket takes place in a remote location. The first remote oral argument webcast took place on October 23, 2001 from the Wyoming County Courthouse iin Pineville. Thursday's webcast will be the 17th remote webcast event since we started. Each has been a unique learning experience, and not always completely successful, but nevertheless an important component of maintaining open access to the courts.


3:51:29 PM    

  Friday, October 21, 2005


New Hampshire Supreme Court Begins Webcasting

On Wednesday of this week, the New Hampshire Supreme Court began webcasting oral arguments. Both live and archived streams are available. As with most appellate court webcasts, camera placement can be tricky. The Union Leader reported: "The judges' faces appear blurred. Only the back of the lawyers' heads and shoulders are visible as they make the cases before the bench. But the arguments, questions and answers were clear." According to my informal count, New Hampshire makes fifteen state appellate courts with webcasts.


1:42:21 PM    

  Sunday, September 11, 2005


Disaster preparation for courts

A picture named ctc9banner.gifI will be attending the Ninth Annual Court Technology Conference CTC9 in Seattle next week. Some of the educational sessions will be webcast, including a session called "The Technology of Disasters: What you can learn about Court Emergency Preparedness from Hurricane Battered Florida". In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the National Center for State Courts has created a resource clearinghouse to "allow courts throughout the country to volunteer equipment, personnel, and other resources to the courts in the disaster area."


11:47:39 AM    

  Monday, May 2, 2005


And the SJC of Massachusetts makes fourteen

As Robert Ambrogi reports, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts recently announced the debut of its oral argument webcast this week. The webcast is live right now, and an archive is not presently available. The list of webcasting appellate courts now numbers fourteen.


9:13:22 AM    

  Thursday, April 28, 2005


List of webcasting state supreme courts expanded from eleven to thirteen

The list of appellate courts providing webcasts of oral arguments has grown to 13, with the addition of New Jersey and South Dakota. I was recently interviewed by a reporter from the Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the Press for an upcoming story on court webcasting. The RCFP tracks various public access issues, such as this recent update about camera coverage issues in various courts.


11:05:59 AM    

  Friday, June 25, 2004


List of webcasting state supreme courts expanded from eight to eleven

Thanks to Walter Latham at the National Center for State Courts, who provided the updates, my list of webcasting courts has expanded from eight to eleven. Newly added are the Alaska Supreme Court (live and archive); the Vermont Supreme Court (audio archive only), and the Washington Supreme Court (live and archive, check search page for prior arguments).

While I'm told that the Connecticut Network webcasts oral arguments of the Connecticut Supreme Court, but I could not locate a schedule on the CT-N site or the Connecticut Supreme Court site.

The Michigan Supreme Court broadcasts arguments via "cablecast" on the statewide governmental affairs station: MGTV, but not via a webcast.


4:51:21 PM    

  Friday, May 28, 2004


Ohio Supreme Court Webcast

By my count, the Ohio Supreme Court is now one of eight state supreme courts that webcast oral arguments. Ohio nicely integrates topical summaries of upcoming arguments right on the webcast page. My list of eight webcasting supreme courts may be incomplete -- drop me a line if you know of others.


4:57:54 PM    

  Wednesday, April 28, 2004


Testing Fast Streaming with WM 9 series

I've been testing the West Virginia Supreme Court's oral argument webcast over the past two days with a relay provider that uses Fast Streaming with Windows Media 9 Series. The reviews thus far have been great. Instant-on if you have the bandwidth, more stable with less buffering. We have two more arguments today, beginning at 2:00 pm; see for yourself [With Fast Streaming | Without Fast Streaming >> Links are live this afternoon only!]


1:57:03 PM    

  Tuesday, March 23, 2004



LIVE WEBCAST ~ 9/11 Commission public hearing. The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States holds a public hearing Tuesday and Wednesday in Washington DC on the formulation and conduct of U.S. counterterrorism policy, with particular emphasis on the period from the August 1998 e [JURIST's Paper Chase]
9:31:43 AM    

  Thursday, February 19, 2004



World Court to webcast Israeli security fence hearings. The International Court of Justice at The Hague announced Thursday that it will webcast live its hearings scheduled for February 23-25 on the legality of Israel's security fence. The Court's Information Department said:The Court has decided to provide vi [.JURIST's Paper Chase]
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