Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Fowler Packing v. Lanier (9th Cir. - Dec. 20, 2016)

The Ninth Circuit invites us in today's opinion to watch the oral argument in order to confirm that the defendants made a particular (important) concession.  (Footnote 4)  That makes sense.  Though it's a 50 minute oral argument.  It might help to identify the particular portion of the argument -- i.e., which minute -- so we don't have to go through the whole thing.  Presumably someone watched it at some point.

The other funny thing is that Judge Gould refers the reader to YouTube to watch the argument.  Okay, I sort of get that.  The Ninth Circuit does indeed post some of its arguments to YouTube.  And I went ahead and watched it there.  Works just fine.  (You can also vote the thing "Up" or "Down", but the Ninth Circuit has disabled comments, so no yapping about the case there.)

But the Ninth Circuit also has its own site where you can watch the thing.  Without ads or anything like that.  Same exact video.  Somewhat funny that we're directed to a for-profit site instead.

POSTSCRIPT - An astute reader notes that footnote 4 contains a reference to minutes 25 to 27 of the video.  Maybe I missed that on a first read, or maybe the reference was added after.  Regardless, I checked out those minutes, and, yep, they're the right ones.  Thanks for that, Judge Gould!