Maryland high court considers webcasts

Maryland’s highest court is studying whether to broadcast its oral arguments online or through a cable outlet, something that would bring Maryland in line with appeals courts in 21 states that offer some recorded coverage, the Baltimore Sun reports. The idea remains in its early stages, Sally W. Rankin, spokeswoman for Maryland’s judiciary, said. The court is exploring the idea of partnering with the University of Maryland journalism school to help provide a civics lesson to the greater public.