Supreme Court to Release Same-Day Audio Recordings of Oral Arguments on DOMA and Prop 8


The Supreme Court will release same-day recordings of oral arguments in the Prop 8 and DOMA cases, the NYT reports:

The last time the court allowed same-day access to such recordings was a year ago, when it heard three days of arguments over the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care law. The court’s general practice in recent years has been to release audio recordings of arguments at the end of the week.

The court said the recording of the hourlong argument in the first case, Hollingsworth v. Perry, No. 12-144, would be available on its Web site by 1 p.m. on March 26. That case is a challenge to Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage.

The recording of the argument in United States v. Windsor, No. 12-307, will last almost two hours and will be available by 2 p.m. on March 27, the court said. The case is a challenge of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

As always, stay tuned to Towleroad for analysis of the arguments next week.