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 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.


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Live Oral Argument
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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.

Because of some technical problems in the courtroom, the recordings for the arguments of April 7, 8, and 9 may contain brief periods during which there is no audio.

Monday, April 7, 2014

  10:00 a.m.
And-13-320 Wendell Strout Jr. v. Central Maine Medical Center
  10:50 a.m.
Pen-13-340 State of Maine v. Michael W. Chapman
  11:40 a.m.
Christine M. Starrett v. Irven G. Starrett

1:15 p.m.
Linda Clifford v. MaineGeneral Medical Center et al

2:05 p.m.
Wal-12-522 State of Maine v. Luke A. Bryant

  2:55 p.m. Som-13-157 State of Maine v. Robert L. Nelson

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  9:00 a.m. BCD-13-300 Pike Industires, Inc. v. City of Westbrook et al
  9:50 a.m. Kno-13-385 Franklin Higgins v. Department of Corrections

10:40 a.m.
Samsara Memorial Trust v. Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman
Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman v. Raisin Memorial Trust
  11:20 a.m. Cum-13-347 Christine S. Angell V. Renald C. Hallee
  1:15 p.m. Kno-13-302 State of Maine v. David R.Beal
  2:05 p.m. Yor-13-355 Robert W. Bassett et al. v. City of Biddeford et al
  2:55 p.m. And-13-440 Estate of Ruth E. O'Brien-Hamel


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

  9:00 a.m.
Yor-13-404 Bank of New York Mellon N.A. v. Re/Max Realty One
  9:50 a.m.
Fra-12-490 State of Maine v. Julia Peck
  10:40 a.m.
Glenn A. Griffin v. Cristie J. Griffin

11:20 a.m.
John A. Thurston et al. v. Jenny G. Galvin

1:15 p.m.
Cum-13-502 Friends of Congress Square et al. v. City of Portland

  2:05 p.m. Yor-13-330 State of Maine v. Thomas D. Johnson
  2:55 p.m. Yor-12-599 Robert F. Almeder et al. v. Town of Kennebunkport et al.