By: WCTV Eyewitness Information
April 14, 2020
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The Florida Supreme Court docket suggests for the initially time in its heritage, it will hold oral arguments by using video clip teleconferencing when it hears cases in May.
The courtroom claims it is performing this to honor social distancing as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Supreme Court justices and lawyers will use Zoom teleconferencing software to conduct court proceedings.
Situations will be read on Could 6 starting up at 9 a.m. Some instances of take note include authorized inquiries about existing medical cannabis restrictions and a proposed citizens’ initiative to legalize recreational cannabis use, in accordance to the court docket.
“The Florida Supreme Court docket has a long background of working with technologies to make its proceedings widely available to the community,” spokesperson Craig Waters claimed. “It began livestreaming its oral arguments from get started to end starting in 1997 and was the first appellate court in the country to routinely broadcast its arguments on Facebook Dwell, commencing in early 2018.”
The court docket suggests its clerk’s office environment will do the job with attorneys in advance to established up their very own Zoom connections with the courtroom.
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