Seventh Circuit Allows Oral Argument Video for the First Time
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has become the fourth federal appeals court to allow video-recording of its oral arguments.
A three-judge panel comprising Diane Sykes, Amy Barrett and Amy St. Eve heard arguments Tuesday in Doe v. Purdue University, a case in which a former Purdue student was expelled after an internal sexual assault investigation resulted in his expulsion.
After heavy lobbying from former Judge Richard Posner last year, Chief Judge Diane Wood said that her court would study the issue, and in May the circuit announced a new policy that paved the way for this week’s video-recording.
The other circuit courts that have allowed video are the Second, Third and Ninth.