The Supreme Court announced Thursday it will post on its Web site the transcripts of oral arguments the same day they occur -- far faster than the previous practice of releasing them up to two weeks afterward. The announcement may seem a small step, but at an institution that still hands out quill pens to lawyers who argue before it, the change is significant. Advocates hope the faster access signals a new climate of openness under new Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.
High Court to Provide Same-Day Argument Transcripts Online
September 15, 2006