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Court to release same-day audio for same-sex marriage cases

The audio recording of the Supreme Court’s April 28 hearing on the same-sex marriage cases will be released soon after that hearing is completed, the Court announced on Thursday.  Both the audiotape and the written transcript should be available by no later than 2 p.m., the Court said.

The Court’s usual practice, changed only occasionally, is to release the audiotapes for the entire week at the end of the week.

Here is the text of the Court’s news release on its plans for the same-sex marriage cases:

“The Court will provide the audio recording and transcript of the oral argument in 14-556, Obergefell v. Hodges, and consolidated cases, on an expedited basis through the Court’s Website. The argument is scheduled to be heard on Tuesday, April 28 from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

“The Court will post the audio recording and unofficial transcript as soon as the digital files are available for uploading to the Website.  The audio recording and transcript should be available no later than 2 p.m. on April 28.

“Anyone interested in the proceedings will be able to access the recording and transcript directly through links on the homepage of the Court’s Website. The Court’s Website address is”


Recommended Citation: Lyle Denniston, Court to release same-day audio for same-sex marriage cases, SCOTUSblog (Mar. 5, 2015, 11:46 AM),