The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has agreed to once again provide livestreams of oral arguments beginning Tuesday, ending its distinction as the only federal appeals court not to commit to continuing streams indefinitely (court announcement available here).
The court was the only federal appeals court to stop livestreaming arguments in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and said it would stream audio online for nearly all cases going forward starting on Tuesday.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, four appellate courts allowed some form of live remote access to oral arguments, allowed under the Judicial Conference policy, according to the letter. Those were the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Fourth Circuits.
The Ninth Circuit is the only federal appellate court to stream video rather than just audio.