NM High Court Allows Webcasting For First Time

Oct 23, 2013

The New Mexico Supreme Court hearing on gay marriage was the first time the court's proceedings have been webcast live.

Albuquerque TV station KOAT was given permission by the court to stream video online of Wednesday's hearing that could determine whether gay marriage is legal statewide.

Court Clerk Joey Moya said the court has for many years allowed news photographers and television videographers to record hearings when lawyers present legal arguments to the justices.

He said 168 people were allowed inside the court building to watch the hearing, including two rooms equipped with video monitors to handle the overflow crowd. The main courtroom can seat about 45 people.

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