Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Listen to Fifth Circuit Oral Arguments!

Appellate junkies rejoice: today the Fifth Circuit announced that

beginning with cases heard in late May 2008, recordings of oral argument are available to the public on the Internet at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/OralArgumentRecordings.aspx

Oral argument recordings generally are available late in the day argument is held. Listeners using “Windows Media” software can search for an argument by case number, date, case title or attorney’s name. We plan on keeping archived arguments available for an indefinite period.

This is pretty groovy, but it's too bad the court didn't follow the Seventh Circuit's lead and make the arguments available as mp3's. That's not an insurmountable problem, but it means iTunes users will have to cut through some red tape to load up the iPod with a stack of oral arguments to listen to on those long drives, plane trips, hikes, etc.

Hat tip: How Appealing.


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