Watch Hobby Lobby Oral Arguments, Centuries Before the Supreme Court Allows Cameras in the Courtroom!

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March 27 2014 11:27 AM

So, You Missed Oral Argument … AGAIN?

Oral arguments in the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case in four minutes of video.

What’s that you say? That you were not one of the 400 people sitting in the marble courtroom to watch oral argument this Tuesday in the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case? Hm. Strange. How can that even be?

Well, fear not. Although cameras have been barred from the high court and audio recordings of the argument won’t be released until Friday night, long after most of you are too tired drunk to care what happened at the argument, Slate has managed to procure a few minutes of actual footage from the oral arguments in the case. 

How did we do it, you ask? A hidden camera like the one used to film oral arguments last October? We’ll never tell. 

Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate

Ayana Morali is the executive producer of Slate Video.

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