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9th Circuit to provide live Internet coverage of en banc oral arguments

Posted Dec 4, 2013 8:15 AM CDT
By Martha Neil

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In what is believed to be the first such effort by a federal appeals court, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will launch live streaming Internet coverage of its en banc oral arguments in San Francisco on Monday.

"The 9th Circuit has a long history of using advances in technology to make the court more accessible and transparent," said Chief Judge Alex Kozinski said in a written statement provided to Courthouse News. "Video streaming is a way to open the court's doors even wider so that more people can see and hear what transpires in the courtroom, particularly in regard to some of our most important cases."

A page on the court's website provides further details.

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