News Release
December 19, 2017

Further Expansion of D.C. Circuit Policy Regarding Live Audio Streaming of Arguments

Chief Judge Merrick Garland announced today that the Court has voted to live stream any oral argument upon request in an individual case. A panel may make an exception to this policy if it determines that one is required in light of case-specific confidentiality concerns.

Requests for live streaming should be sent by email to

To listen to live oral arguments, go to the Court's website at On the homepage, under Live Audio Streaming, click on the link for the live oral argument, then click the Listen Live link at the bottom of the page.

Audio recordings of oral arguments have been available online since September 2013. In addition to live streaming, audio recordings will continue to be posted by 2:00 p.m. on the day of the oral argument. An archive of audio recordings going back to the 2007-2008 term is available.

To listen to audio recordings, go to the Oral Arguments page and click on Audio of Oral Arguments. You may also listen to live streaming of oral arguments from this page under Live Streaming Audio of Oral Arguments.

Questions should be directed to Betsy Paret, Circuit Executive, at 202.216.7340 or

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