March 8, 2001

2001-063, Evelyn Sirrell & a. v. State of New Hampshire and Department of Revenue Administration (statewide property tax)

MEDIA ADVISORY

To accommodate requests to attend oral argument on March 15, 2001 at 9:30 a.m., the court will make approximately 130 seats available.

Fifty-six seats have been reserved for the parties to the case, 50 for members of the public and 20 for members of the media.

Available media seats can be reserved in advance by calling the Supreme Court Public Information Office (271-2646 X359). Media seats that have not been reserved will be available on a first come, first served basis on March 15 until 9:15 a.m. after which they will be available to the public.

All broadcast equipment should be in place and tested by 9:15 a.m. Equipment shall not be adjusted or dismantled during the proceedings.

Media are advised to arrive early to park and allow for security procedures prior to entry into the courtroom. The courthouse opens at 8:30 a.m.

No cameras are permitted in the courtroom except for the pool assignment. Cellular telephones should be turned off or muted at all times. Hand held tape recording devices can be used but shall not be placed on the bar to the well of the courtroom.

Broadcast or print interviews will not be permitted inside the courthouse either before or after oral argument. Exceptions may be made in case of inclement weather.

Pool assignments:

Radio: New Hampshire Public Radio (Call John Huntley 223-2436 to reserve audio feed)

T.V. : New Hampshire Public Television

Photo: The Portsmouth Herald

For further information, contact Laura Kiernan, 271-2646 x359.