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Ninth Circuit Hosting Remote Viewing Hearings Aug. 30, Sept. 1

If you're not shackled to your desk for the foreseeable future, you may be able to watch the proceedings in two high-profile Ninth Circuit cases from the comfort of your local federal courthouse. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will offer live, remote viewing this week in U.S. v. Jared Lee Loughner and Log Cabin Republicans v. United States.

The court will hear arguments in United States v. Loughner on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, beginning at 2 p.m. in Courtroom One of the James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, 95 7 Street, San Francisco, California. The case involves the involuntary medication of Jared Lee Loughner, the accused gunman in the mass shooting earlier this year in Tucson, Ariz., that wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Loughner is currently being held in a federal prison.

Judges Marsha Berzon, Jay Bybee, and J. Clifford Wallace will hear the case. A live video and audio feed from the proceeding in San Francisco will be delivered via electronically secure means to the following locations:

  • Richard H. Chambers U.S. Courthouse, 125 South Grand Avenue, Pasadena, California, Mezzanine Conference Room.
  • U.S. Pioneer Courthouse, 700 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, Oregon, Pioneer Courtroom.
  • William K. Nakamura U.S. Courthouse, 1010 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, Washington, Courtroom One, 8 Floor.
  • Evo A. DeConcini U.S. Courthouse, 405 West Congress Street, Tucson, Arizona, Jury Assembly Room.
  • Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Courthouse, 401 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona, Jury Assembly Room.

The court will hear arguments in Log Cabin Republicans v. United States on Thursday, September 1, 2011 beginning at 9 a.m. in Courtroom One of the Richard H. Chambers U.S. Courthouse, 125 South Grand Avenue, Pasadena, California. The case involves the government's appeal of a lower court ruling that "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the military's policy on gays, is unconstitutional.

Judges Dairmuid O'Scannlain, Barry Silverman, and Arthur Alarcón will hear the case. A live video and audio feed from the proceeding in Pasadena will be delivered via electronically secure means to the following locations:

  • James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, 95 7 Street, San Francisco, California, Courtroom Four, 2nd Floor.
  • U.S. Pioneer Courthouse, 700 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, Oregon, Pioneer Courtroom.
  • William K. Nakamura U.S. Courthouse, 1010 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, Washington, Courtroom One, 8 Floor.

Public access to the remote viewing locations will be on a first-come-first-served basis. No photographs or recording/transmission of the audio and video displayed at the remote viewing hearings locations will be allowed.

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