Supreme Court Oral Argument Audio Streaming

The Supreme Judicial Court now provides live audio streaming of its oral arguments, and streaming of the recordings of arguments for approximately two weeks after the arguments, as a service to the public. If you experience problems listening to the stream, please email us at lawcourt.clerk@courts.maine.gov so that we may determine if there is a technical issue or a common problem for listeners that we can address. Please include information on what device you were using to listen (PC, Mac, iOS, or Android) and, if on a PC or Mac, what browser you were using.

Go to streaming of recent recorded arguments

Live Streaming

The live stream will be active only while the Court is in session and on the bench. The schedule of the Court's next oral argument session, with a summary of the issues in each case, is on the Oral Argument Schedule page. The Court's schedule for the year is available on the Court's Calendar page.

The stream for each argument will begin approximately five minutes before the argument is scheduled to begin, but will be muted until the Court takes the bench.

To listen to the stream:

  • On a desktop computer, use the player on this page, below. The audio should start automatically when the argument is in session if you leave this page open in your browser.
  • On an iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch), click on this link. If the argument is not in session when you click the link, retry the link a minute or two later; the audio will not start automatically when the argument begins.
  • On an Android, Blackberry, or other mobile device, click on this link. If the argument is not in session when you click the link, retry the link a minute or two later; the audio will not start automatically when the argument begins.

 

Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Live Oral Argument
Audio Stream Player

 

 

Recent arguments

The recordings of arguments are available here shortly after the day of argument through the Friday two weeks after the argument.

To listen to a stream, click on the case name. The link will bring you to the website of our streaming vendor, Netromedia, and the stream will play on that page. On mobile devices, you may have to press the play symbol in the player to begin the stream.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Cumberland County Courthouse, Portland
 
  9:20 a.m.   WCB-16-204   Michael F. Bailey v. City of Lewiston et al.
 
  10:10 a.m.   PUC-16-353   Conservation Law Foundation v. Public Utilities Commission et al.
 
  11:00 a.m.   PUC-16-398   Enhanced Communications of Northern New England, Inc. v. Public Utilities Commission et al.
 
  1:30 p.m.   BCD-16-419   Alan Miller v. Steve N. Miller et al.
 
  2:20 p.m.   Aro-16-411   State of Maine v. Dale E. Blier

 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Cumberland County Courthouse, Portland
 
  9:00 a.m.   Cum-16-312   Arthur Murdock v. Martin Thorne et al.
 
  9:50 a.m.   Cum-16-408   Matthew J. Wallace et al. v. Twin Pines Construction, Inc., et al.
 
  10:40 a.m.   Cum-16-415   Victoria Goodwill et al. v. Brian Beaulieu Jr.
 
  11:30 a.m.   Han-16-378   State of Maine v. Benjamin H. Hodgdon II
 
  1:30 p.m.   Ken-16-342   Stephen Doane v. Department of Health and Human Services
 
  2:20 p.m.   Han-16-414   Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC v. Max A. Bickford
 
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Capital Judicial Center, Augusta
 
  8:30 a.m.   OJ-17-1   In the Matter of Request for Opinion of the Justices
 
  9:50 a.m.   Cum-16-405   Gary D. MacDonald v. Patricia L. MacKinnon
 
  10:40 a.m.   Pen-16-395   State of Maine v. Jacob L.
 
  11:30 a.m.   Ken-16-402   State of Maine v. Ryan Turner
 
  1:30 p.m.   Ken-16-350   State of Maine v. Justin E. Pillsbury
 
  2:20 p.m.   Aro-16-351   State of Maine v. Jesse P. Marquis