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Washington v. Trump appeal to be webcast at 3 p.m. Tuesday

This may be kind of a government-geek thing. Or a legal-geek thing. Or a political-geek thing.

But all of the above, and anyone else, can tune in to Tuesday's hearing on the fight over the temporary halt to President Trump's executive order banning travel from seven countries.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will webcast the hearing, which starts at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Click here to tune in.

This is made possible by several things. One is that the 9th Circuit is among the most relaxed when it comes to access to courtrooms by audio and video equipment. While television cameras were not allowed in Judge James Robart's courtroom for last Friday's hearing in Seattle, the hearing was broadcast on closed circuit to an overflow room for the large crowd, and that video was later released.

The 9th is also the nation's biggest circuit, covering many Western states, and the three judge appeal panel won't be all together at the court's HQ in San Francisco. They'll be on the phone, as will the attorneys. In setting the hearing time and date, the panel also ordered it to be webcast. 

For those who really want to geek out on this case, which may be headed for the U.S. Supreme Court, all the motions and briefs filed so far can be found here. 

Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981 and retired in 2021. He is currently the political and state government correspondent covering Washington state.

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