DATE: June 14, 2004                                                            Contact: Laura Kiernan
                                                                                             Public Information Officer
                                                                                               NH Supreme Court
                                                                                               603-271-2646 x359

                                         MEDIA ADVISORY

SUPREME COURT AUDIO NOW AVAILABLE ON THE WEB

CONCORD—Audio recordings of oral arguments held at the New Hampshire Supreme Court are now available on the judicial branch website at www.courts.state.nh.us.

Chief Justice John T. Broderick Jr. said the decision to make the audio recordings accessible through the website is part of an ongoing effort by the Judicial Branch to enhance public understanding of the court system. The recordings give people who are unable to attend oral argument at the Supreme Court building in Concord an opportunity to listen to the sessions, during which attorneys present their legal arguments and take questions from the justices. 

“We hope that our citizens, especially teachers and students, will take advantage of this tremendous opportunity to learn more about the courts,”  Broderick said. “We believe that these recordings not only provide a complete, unedited account of oral arguments, they also provide insight into the challenges of appellate argument and the people and the issues involved,” Broderick said.

Audio recordings of oral argument conducted since June 9, 2004 are now available on the website. The recordings are free and will be posted within 24 hours of each argument.

           

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