Supreme Court Oral Argument Audio Streaming

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The Supreme Judicial Court now provides live audio streaming of its oral arguments, and streaming of the recordings of arguments for approximately two weeks after the arguments, as a service to the public. If you experience problems listening to the stream, please email us at lawcourt.clerk@courts.maine.gov so that we may determine if there is a technical issue or a common problem for listeners that we can address. Please include information on what device you were using to listen (PC, Mac, iOS, or Android) and, if on a PC or Mac, what browser you were using.

Go to streaming of recent recorded arguments

Live Streaming

The live stream will be active only while the Court is in session and on the bench. The schedule of the Court's next oral argument session, with a summary of the issues in each case, is on the Oral Argument Schedule page. The Court's schedule for the year is available on the Court's Calendar page.

The stream for each argument will begin approximately five minutes before the argument is scheduled to begin, but will be muted until the Court takes the bench.

To listen to the stream:

  • On a desktop computer, use the player on this page, below. The audio should start automatically when the argument is in session if you leave this page open in your browser.
  • On an iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch), click on this link. If the argument is not in session when you click the link, retry the link a minute or two later; the audio will not start automatically when the argument begins.
  • On an Android, Blackberry, or other mobile device, click on this link. If the argument is not in session when you click the link, retry the link a minute or two later; the audio will not start automatically when the argument begins.

 

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Recent arguments

The recordings of arguments are available here shortly after the day of argument through the Friday two weeks after the argument.

To listen to a stream, click on the case name. The link will bring you to the website of our streaming vendor, Netromedia, and the stream will play on that page. On mobile devices, you may have to press the play symbol in the player to begin the stream.



 

May 2015 Session
At Cumberland County Courthouse, Portland

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

  10:00 a.m.
Cum-14-255 Regional School Unit #5 v. The Coastal Education Association
       
  10:50 a.m.
BCD-14-411 Farm Credit of Maine ACA et al. v. Joseph W. Bessey et al.
     
  2:00 p.m.
And-14-336 State of Maine v. Christal Gagnier
     
  2:50 p.m. Ken-14-286 Christine Violette v. Randy R. Violette
     

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

  9:00 a.m.
And-14-308 State of Maine v. Nicholas Begin
     
  9:50 a.m.
Kno-14-237
State of Maine v. Steven E. Clarke

   
  10:40 a.m. Ken-14-249 Peter M. Beckerman v. Bruce Pooler et al.
     
  11:30 a.m. Sag-14-260 Jed R. Middleton v. State of Maine
     
  1:20 p.m. Yor-14-372 Helen R. Rose et al. v. William Parsons Jr. et al.
       
  2:10 p.m. Sag-14-393 State of Maine v. Joshua Robinson
       
  3:00 p.m. Sag-14-408 State of Maine v. Joseph M. Solomon II
       
  3:50 p.m. Yor-14-266 In re D.G. et al.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

  9:00 a.m.
SRP-11-616 State of Maine Daudoit Butsitsi
       
  9:50 a.m.
And-13-519 State of Maine Buddy Robinson
     
  10:40 a.m.
Kno-14-187
State of Maine v. Dennis J. Dechaine

   
  11:30 a.m. And-14-444 Gerard Brady v. Cumberland County
     
  2:00 p.m. Cum-14-430 In re Z.S.
     
  2:50 p.m. Wal-14-500 In re A.L.