Live Stream

The Supreme Judicial Court provides live audio streaming of all of its oral arguments, and video streaming of high-profile cases. In addition, recordings of the arguments are available for approximately two weeks after the arguments. If you experience problems watching or listening to the stream, please email 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.

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 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 watch or listen to the stream, use the player below. The player has controls that allow you to watch or listen on YouTube and to make the stream fullscreen.

Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Live Oral Argument
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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, use the player in the righ-hand column of the table.


Oral Arguments Tuesday, November 1, 2022
At the Penobscot Judicial Center, Bangor

Time Docket Number Case Name Attorneys Topics & Summary Audio
10:40 a.m. Ken-22-113 Brookfied Power US Holding America Co. et al. v. Department of Marine Resources et al. Matthew Waner; Jonathan Mermin; Katherine Tierney Hydroelectric dam regulation; ripeness

11:30 a.m. Oxf-21-412 J.P. Morgan Acquisition Corp. v. Camille J. Moulton William Fogel; Santo Longo; Kendall A. Ricker; Andrea Bopp Stark; Daniel L. Cummings; Adam J. Shub; Jonathan Mermin; Jonathan E. Selkowitz; John Michael Ney, Jr.; Sonia J. Buck; Reneau J. Longoria; Frank D'Alessandro; Adrianne E. Fouts; Amy K. Olfene; Jeremy Kamras Foreclosures; effect of judgment for mortgagor

1:30 p.m. Pen-22-46 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association v. Kristine L. Neil William Fogel; Patrick E. Hunt Foreclosures; effect of prior judgment for mortgagee

2:20 p.m. Cum-22-58 State of Maine v. Brandon Gibb Wesley W. Birdsong; Jennifer F. Ackerman; Stuart W. Tisdale Criminal threatening, stalking, violation of protective order; identification of voice; elements of criminal threatening


Oral Arguments: Wednesday, November 2, 2022
At the Penobscot Judicial Center, Bangor

Audio Stream
Time Docket Number Case Name Attorneys Topics & Summary Audio
9:50 a.m. Aro-22-2 State of Maine v. Marcus Asante Donald W. Macomber; Nicole Milam; Rory A. McNamara Murder, robbery; self-defense; proportionality of sentence

10:40 a.m. Oxf-22-99 State of Maine v. Bethany Ringuette Joshua Avery-Youngblood; Rory A. McNamara Gross sexual assault; sentencing of defendant as accomplice

11:30 a.m. Yor-22-63 477 Shore Road LLC v. Town of Ogunquit et al. Matthew J. Williams; Mary E. Costigan; Zachary B. Brandwein; William A. Hahn Zoning; cause to permit untimely administrative appeal

1:30 p.m.  Yor-22-44 Christopher Indorf v. Heather Keep Keith P. Richard; Pamela Holmes; Mary-Ann Letourneau

Breach of contract; declaratory judgment; dismissal or abatement of action because of another pending action

Oral Arguments: Thursday, November 3, 2022
At the Penobscot Judicial Center, Bangor

Audio Stream
Time Docket Number Case Name Attorneys Topics & Summary Audio
10:40 a.m. Cum-22-91 Fair Elections Portland, Inc., et al. v. City of Portland John E. Brautigam; Benjamin Gaines; Jen Thompson Municipal charters, citizen initiatives; "revision" versus "amendment" of charter

11:30 a.m. PUC-22-8 Maine Coalition to Stop Smart Meters v. Public Utilities Commission Scott L. Sells; Jordan McColman; Amy Mills Public utilities; safety of solid-state non-transmitting electric meters