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Minnesota Supreme Court to begin video livestreaming of oral arguments

Wednesday, August 23, 2017  
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In an effort to increase public access to the work of the state’s highest court, the Minnesota Supreme Court announced today that it will begin livestreaming video of oral arguments held in both the Minnesota State Capitol Courtroom and the Supreme Court’s courtroom in the Minnesota Judicial Center. In addition to streaming live video of oral arguments, the Court will continue the long-standing practice of posting recorded video of oral arguments on the Minnesota Judicial Branch website. Both the live and recorded video of oral arguments will be available at www.mncourts.gov/SupremeCourt.
 
Livestreaming will begin on Monday, August 28, when the Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in The Ninetieth Minnesota State Senate, et al. vs. Mark B. Dayton, et al. (Case No. A17-1142). Oral arguments in that case are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. in the State Capitol Courtroom.
 
Livestreaming of oral arguments will continue when the Supreme Court resumes its regular calendar in September.
 
“The Minnesota Supreme Court is committed to maintaining the public’s trust in our Court, and ensuring the openness and accessibility of our public proceedings,” said Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea. “By livestreaming our oral arguments, we hope to give more Minnesotans the opportunity to see their highest Court in action, and to learn more about how our Court considers and decides the important legal matters that come before us.”
 
More information on the August 28 oral arguments
 
Members of the public interested in viewing the oral arguments in The Ninetieth Minnesota State Senate, et al. vs. Mark B. Dayton, et al. (Case No. A17-1142) on August 28 can either view the live video at www.mncourts.gov/SupremeCourt or attend the proceedings in person.
 
Seating in the State Capitol Courtroom is extremely limited, and will be available on a first-come, first-seated basis. For those attending who cannot secure seating in the courtroom, a live video feed of the oral arguments will be displayed on a television monitor located in the hallway outside the entrance to the State Capitol Courtroom. In addition, the public is welcome to view a live feed of the oral arguments in a ground floor conference room of the Minnesota Judicial Center, located across the street from the State Capitol. 

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