Monday, June 27, 2005

U.S. — Listening to/Watching Appellate Arguments One of the best ways to understand the way American lawyers and jurists in general think about legal questions is to watch or listen to oral arguments in appellate court cases. Oral arguments in Federal courts of appeals (circuit courts) are occasionally filmed and can be seen for about six weeks on American and the Courts. You can watch a June 25th argument before the en banc 9th Circuit Court of Appeals concerning race in schools in Seattle by clicking here. You can read a newspaper article about this case by clicking here. Another post, coming soon, will explain the more complicated system of listening to U.S. Supreme Court arguments.