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For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact:
April 13, 2004 Kathy Arberg (202) 479-3211

The Supreme Court will release the audiotapes of oral arguments in the following cases on an expedited basis: Rasul v. Bush; Al Odah v. U.S. on Tuesday April 20; Cheney v. U.S.D.C. District of Columbia on Tuesday, April 27; and Hamdi v. Rumsfeld and Rumsfeld v. Padilla on Wednesday, April 28. The audiotapes will be released shortly after the conclusion of each of the arguments.

Sources for the oral argument audiotapes will be as follows:

  • Audiotapes will be provided to the network pool, which will in turn provide an offsite, simultaneous feed to member news organizations.
  • The audio will be made available in the House and Senate Radio and Television Galleries at the U. S. Capitol on Capitol Hill DA #9. Only press holding proper Congressional credentials will be allowed in the Galleries.
  • An off-site mult-box will be available in front of the ABC Washington News Bureau at 1717 DeSales Street, NW. News organizations that are not part of the radio/TV pool systems may plug in at that location. There are metered parking spaces as well as a commercial parking lot adjacent to the ABC building.

Playback of the tapes will be provided as soon as possible following the conclusion of each oral argument. The audiotapes of the arguments will be played in their entirety one time only. The feed of these audiotapes is intended for broadcasters only. Contact ABC News at (202) 222-7600 for more information.

The audiotapes will be made available to the public through the National Archives. Please contact Charles DeArman of the National Archives at (301) 837-1649 or Mark Meader at (301) 837-1970.


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