A Modest Proposal: Livestream SCOTUS Oral Arguments With 7-Second Tape Delay To Account for Disruptions
More likely than not, the Justices will assemble for in-person oral arguments on Monday, October 4. It remains unclear how the Justices will release audio of the sessions. In light of past practice, there seem to be three possibilities. First, the Court will continue to livestream the arguments. Second, the Court will release some, or perhaps all arguments on the same day, several hours after the session concludes. Third, the Court will go back to the pre-2020 status quo, and release audio on the Friday after arguments.
In hindsight, the greatest fear of live-streaming never materialized. The media did not take clips out of context in misleading ways. On balance, the real-time broadcasts worked remarkably well. Indeed, sharing the audio prevented tweeters from mis
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