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Supreme Court Livestreams are High Stakes Test for Justices, Public

ABC News

01 May 2020

Joe Palmore spoke to ABC News about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to experiment with livestreaming its first-ever telephonic oral argument, an endeavor prompted by the disruption to court operations during the coronavirus pandemic, and the issues lawyers and justices could face when arguing cases over the phone.

“You can’t see facial expressions. You can’t see body language. You can’t pick up on physical cues,” Joe said, adding that “the argument will probably sound a little more formal and the advocates will probably have more time to answer questions without interruption.”

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