Live streaming of Supreme Court oral arguments, which the Chief Justice announced in her State of the Judiciary address two months ago, starts with the court’s early-May calendar, which begins this morning.

According to a notice on the California Courts website, “The webcast can be accessed through website buttons posted at the time of oral argument on the California Courts website (the home page, the court’s home page and calendar page).”

The live stream sounds like it will be quite user friendly.  There will be “real-time captioning in English and Spanish” and a “companion document [that] will identify the justices as seated on the bench, the cases in each session, the counsel representing the parties in each case, and the issue(s) under review by the court.”  There will also be a “link to the case Docket and the Briefs filed for each case.”