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 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, use the player below.


Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Live Oral Argument
Audio Stream Player



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. You may have to press or tap the play symbol in the player to begin the stream.


Thursday, September 3, 2020
via remote video conference
  2:00 p.m.   Cum-20-227   David A. Jones v. Secretary of State et al.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
via remote video conference
  8:30 a.m.   Cum-19-399   State of Maine v. John D. Williams
  9:10 a.m.   Yor-19-459   State of Maine v. Kandee A. Weyland
  9:50 a.m.   Cum-19-494   Robin McDonald et al. v. City of Portland
  10:30 a.m.   Kno-19-492   Estate of Robert Woodrowe Kerwin
  11:20 a.m.   Cum-20-227   David A. Jones et al. v. Secretary of State et al.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
via remote video conference
  8:30 a.m.   Fed-20-40  

Portland Pipe Line Corp. et al. v. City of South Portland et al.

Because of technical problems, portions of this recording are of poor quality

  9:10 a.m.   And-19-491   Adoption by Jessica M. et al.
  9:50 a.m.   Pen-20-45   State of Maine v. Richard V. Shirey
  10:30 a.m.   Cum-20-29   State of Maine v. Gadi Iradukunda
  1:00 p.m.   WCB-20-60   Lorraine Somers v. S.D. Warren Company et al.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
via remote video conference
  8:30 a.m.   Ken-19-512   Douglas Burr v. Department of Corrections
  9:10 a.m.   Pen-20-3   Frances Quirk v. John E. Quirk Sr.
  9:50 a.m.   Pen-20-47   State of Maine v. Stephen A. Treadway
  10:30 a.m.   Aro-19-500   Bernard Nadeau v. Twin Rivers Paper Company
  1:00 p.m.   Kno-20-15   Jeffrey M. Riedl et al. v. James H. McConchie et al.
Friday, September 18, 2020
via remote video conference
  8:30 a.m.   And-20-92   Pat Doe v. Deborah Batie
  9:10 a.m.   Aro-19-485   State of Maine v. Bryan A. Hamilton
  9:50 a.m.   Aro-20-42   State of Maine v. David Conley
  10:30 a.m.   WCB-19-456   Darla J. Potter v. Great Falls Insurance Company et al.