Sean Carter on Supreme Court to post timely audio of oral arguments

The Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will begin releasing audio recordings of all of its oral arguments in a more timely manner.

It will post the recordings on its Web site on Fridays in the weeks it hears arguments. The court already posts same-day transcripts of the arguments, which normally occur on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Previously, tapes of the arguments, maintained by the National Archives, were generally not available until the term was over.

But the court also said Tuesday that it would end the practice of releasing audio of its most important cases on the same day they are heard, a decision that disappointed some news media organizations.

Cameras are not allowed in Supreme Court proceedings, and in the past, media groups petitioned the justices to release the same-day audio. But no requests were granted last term, and justices have complained about having to decide which cases warranted the special treatment.

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Understanding Domestic Violence Law in Orange County

Domestic violence is a very personal and painful experience, and it requires handling by trained professionals who are experienced and compassionate. The first step in a domestic violence case is to protect the victim from any more abuse. This can be done with court orders that can be obtained with the help of an attorney […]

Constitutional Law – Standing – Supreme Bar Review

Supreme Bar Review lecture on Constitutional Law featuring Prof. Kevin O’Neill of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. This portion of the lecture covers the issue of standing and how to handle it on an exam including law school exams and the bar exam.

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Legal News Headlines 4/15/2010

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San Diego mail Bomb at Fed Ex office

Administration using FOIA exemptions

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Waxman MLB needs to end smokeless tobacco use among players

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Legal Fee Primer: What to Pay for Legal Advice

If you’re in need of legal advice, you should educate yourself as much as possible as to what you can expect from your lawyer. This is especially true of legal fees. A lawyer sets his or her fees based on several factors, including: location, experience and field of expertise. Here is what you should know […]

Legal News Headlines 6/7/2010

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NEW YORK (MarketWatch) The U.S. stock market on Monday begins in a humbler place, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average back under 10,000 and the euro, the market’s gauge of Europe’s ability to stem its debt, at a four-year low.

BP oil spill update: Coast Guard says problems from spill could last for months.

Forex Pros — U.S. nonfarm payrolls grew at their fastest rate in a decade in May, but still at a slower pace than expected, official data showed on Friday.

Fox News: The Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court decision that upheld Arizona’s right to punish employers for hiring illegal immigrants.

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Paralegals – What Exactly Do They Do?

So, what’s a lawyer got that a paralegal does not? Well, there’s that law degree diploma hanging on the wall. And that hefty fee that comes with an office visit. While there are some limitations to what a paralegal can do, chances are that most of your attorney’s work is done by a paralegal, a […]