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Monday, April 23, 2007

Audio from Federal Trials to Be Released Online

An Associated Press news release posted on the
First Amendment Center web site (3/19/2007)

"The federal judiciary approved a pilot program this
week to make free audio recordings of court proceedings
available online. Although a court’s participation in the
program is voluntary, U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan,
the executive committee chairman of the policy-making
Judicial Conference, said he expects the system ultimately
will be widely used."

According to the press release, the pilot program will be
launched in the next few months. Audio files will be posted
on the court’s electronic-records database for download.

Hat tip to the Law Librarian Blog.