Supreme Court to make oral argument transcripts public same-day James M Yoch Jr at 11:55 AM ET
[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] will provide copies of oral argument transcripts on the Court's website the same day that cases are heard when the Court begins its new term on October 2, the court announced [press release] Thursday. In the past, the Court has offered same-day transcripts only in the rarest of cases with overwhelming public interest, such as the 2000 Bush v. Gore [transcript] decision. Otherwise, the public had to wait approximately two weeks before the transcripts became available online, unless individuals purchased them for hundreds of dollars from a reporting service. The transcripts will be made with the assistance of a court reporter in the Courtroom, making it unnecessary to send audio recordings off-site for later review.
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