Wednesday, April 8, 2009

First report from First Circuit webcast hearing: outcome uncertain

The Boston Globe was at the First Circuit for today's hearing on whether Judge Nancy Gertner had the authority to permit the webcast of District Court proceedings in the Joel Tenenbaum case. Reporter Jonathan Saltzman's take:
It was hard to gauge, based on the questions posed by the judges, which way the appeals court panel is leaning. At one point, Judge Kermit V. Lipez told Nesson that the 70-year-old professor had made a "powerful, eloquent argument" about why the local rule banning cameras and recording equipment should be changed but not necessarily about how it should be read.
Keep checking the First Circuit's website, where an audio recording of today's argument will be posted soon. UPDATE: here it is.

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