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Supreme Court arguments, delivered in 3-minute increments and a 36-minute 'super cuts' audio

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Not everyone waiting in line got seats for the Supreme Court’s full oral arguments on gay marriage on Tuesday. For those who didn’t make the cut, some accommodations were offered.

For those who didn’t want to wait in line for days—or didn’t want to pay others to do it for them—the Supreme Court offered tickets for three-minute views of the arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, Law.com reports.

Those holding three-minute tickets were taken in groups of a dozen or less to seats for the short viewing.

Among those who got a three-minute ticket was Maurice Turner, who joined the line on Tuesday. He was in the last group ushered into court for a viewing, but didn’t get to see much, the story says. As soon as he sat down, the gavel banged and the court adjourned.

The Supreme Court also quickly released audio of the arguments. Transcripts were also quickly released on the court’s website.

For those who don’t want to listen to the entire audio, SCOTUSblog offers a 36-minute “super cuts” version.

Updated at 9:57 a.m. to add the audio player.

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