At the Lectern reports that in today's State of the Judiciary speech, the Chief mentioned that the Supreme Court will soon begin live-streaming its oral arguments. This is a very welcome development! Historically, only a few high profile cases were televised or webcast.
[Law360 has: Calif. High Court To Stream Oral Arguments, Top Judge Says, noting that streaming will begin in May; The Recorder offers Chief Justice Makes Case for Branch Upgrade]
[3/10 update: the DJ offers State High Court to Broadcast Oral Arguments: "The Court's decision to live-stream its regular
oral argument sessions is a logical progression for its outreach efforts -
using technology to open the courtroom doors to students, practitioners, and
the public throughout the state and the nation," Frank A. McGuire, clerk
of the state Supreme Court, said]