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Idaho Supreme Court Live Coverage

August 24 2012 by Peter Morrill

 

Beginning Monday, August 20, Idaho Public Television added gavel to gavel coverage of the  Idaho Supreme Court to its live coverage of the Gem State’s government in action. Courtroom sessions can be found at: http://idahoptv.org/leglive/ .

 

IdahoPTV’s IDAHO LEGISLATURE LIVE, which provides gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Idaho House, Senate, Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee, and all Statehouse committee rooms will, for the first time, began live streaming of Idaho Supreme Court oral arguments. Future  arguments will be scheduled throughout the high court’s fall/winter session. Details of schedules and arguments can be found at http://isc.idaho.gov/appeals-court/isc-calendar .

 

IdahoPTV’s coverage of the state Supreme Court will be from the high court’s Boise courtroom only. In addition, no television broadcasts of arguments are currently scheduled.

 

Idaho Public Television’s coverage of the Supreme Court is provided via a Windows Media stream that will play on most Macs and all Windows computers. IdahoPTV will soon be adding services that will allow live playback on all Macs, iOS mobile devices (iPad, iPhone) and Android devices.

 

“With the addition of the Idaho Supreme Court, IDAHO LEGISLATURE LIVE has the ability to stream committee meetings, hearings and press conferences from all branches of state government that are conducting business within the Capitol building,” says Jeff Tucker, IdahoPTV production manager. “We’ve also live streamed many other agency meetings and even off-site meetings around the Capitol mall area and around the state.  It’s a great way for the public to stay involved in their state government”

 

According to an unofficial poll by Steve Kenyon, clerk of the courts for the Idaho Supreme Court & Court of Appeals, Idaho is the 15th state to have a broadcast service provide live coverage of its state supreme court.

 

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