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Detailed Guide: Fifth Circuit

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Districts Included: Eastern District of Louisiana, Middle District of Louisiana, Western District of Louisiana, Northern District of Mississippi, Southern District of Mississippi, Eastern District of Texas, Northern District of Texas, Southern District of Texas, and Western District of Texas

Same Procedures Apply to the District Courts? No

Allows Cameras? No
Exceptions: None

Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? Yes
Allows Cell Phones to Record Video? No

Under Fifth Circuit Rule 34.7, members of the media cannot use cameras ”or other equipment designed for the recording or transmission of visual images or sound” in the courtroom during oral arguments. Cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off before entering the courtroom. Members of the media and the public can access oral argument recordings on the Fifth Circuit website.

Links: Authority
Fifth Circuit Rule 34.7: Recordings of Oral Arguments

Links: Other
Fifth Circuit Press Information
Fifth Circuit Oral Argument Recordings
Fifth Circuit YouTube

Last edited: December 14, 2022