I noted here in August that two federal trial courts had started posting audio recordings of courtroom proceedings online and that three others were slated to follow. Now one of those three has started posting audio of its proceedings, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama. The two courts that started in August were the U.S. District Court in Nebraska and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of North Carolina. The audio recordings are available through PACER at a cost of 16 cents. A court spokesperson said that the other two courts slated to join this pilot project — the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Bankruptcy Court in Maine — have experienced technical glitches but should go live soon.

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