Posted by: Tasha C. Taylor | September 13, 2010

Arkansas Supreme Court to Announce Details of the Use of Cameras in Appellate Court Proceedings

On May 27, 2010, the Arkansas Supreme Court handed down a per curiam decision announcing its decision to permit broadcasting in appellate proceedings.  See In Re Amendment to Administrative Order No. 6.  In that per curiam, the Court generally described its plans to permit cameras in the courtroom: “Oral arguments at the Arkansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals may be recorded, broadcasted, or webcasted through a live or tape-delayed format as the Supreme Court shall direct.” Id.  According to that opinion the Court will begin implementing the recording and broadcasting system in the 2010 Fall Term of the Court, which has just gotten underway.  Tomorrrow, the Court plans to announce more details about its decision to stream oral arguments online.  We’ll update the blog with more details after tomorrow’s announcement.



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