The Supreme Court This Week

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Contact: Lynn Holton, Public Information Officer, 415-865-7740

Nov 7, 2011

Supreme Court Calendar Session This Week in San Francisco

Live TV Broadcasts of Redevelopment Case and Brinker Employment Case

WHAT: The California Supreme Court will hear oral argument in 13 cases from November 8 to 10, 2011, in San Francisco. The cases include a challenge to the validity of recent legislation that changed the statutory framework of California redevelopment agencies (California Redevelopment Assn. v. Matosantos, S194861). That case will be argued from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2011.

Another closely watched case, Brinker Restaurant Corp. et al. v. Superior Court of San Diego, S166350, involves the duty of employers to provide meal and rest breaks to hourly employees. This case will be argued from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. tomorrow,Tuesday, November 8, 2011.

Both cases will be televised and webcast live by the California Channel, a statewide public affairs network. California Channel will also televise the two cases that follow the Brinker arguments on Tuesday morning.

WHEN: November 8, 9, and 10, 2011

WHERE: Supreme Court Courtroom, Earl Warren Building, Fourth Floor, 350 McAllister Street, San Francisco, California

CAMERAS: No TV cameras or still photographers permitted inside courtroom, without prior permission of the court.

LIVE TV BROADCAST:

  • California Channel, public affairs cable network, www.calchannel.com, 916-444-9792, extension 7
  • Live TV Broadcast and live webcast of four oral arguments

POOLING:
Pooling for TV and radio stations will be available in the Supreme Court’s Press Room, first floor of the Earl Warren Building, 350 McAllister Street
Audio connection – is Mic or Line level  – XLR Connector
Video connection – SD Analog – BNC Connector
Video Quality – Standard def 640 by 480 resolution
TV/radio stations must provide own cables and connectors and or adaptors.

PRESS SEATS: A limited number of press seats are available in the courtroom. Please call Lynn Holton, Public Information Officer, for additional information at 415-865-7726.

OVERFLOW SEATS: An overflow viewing area for public and press will be available in the Milton Marks Auditorium, Lower Level, Hiram Johnson State Office Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue (map). An overflow viewing area for press only who need WiFi access during the oral arguments will be available in the Judicial Council Conference Center, Catalina Room, Third Floor, Hiram Johnson State Office Building.

COURT’S CALENDER: The court’s complete calendar with case summaries is on the California Courts web site. The court will issue a written opinion in each case to be argued within 90 days of oral argument.

SATELITTE INFORMATION FROM CALIFORNIA CHANNEL

November 8, 2011 Satellite Info: Digital (KU) Space Segment (Clean Feed, no keyed titles /4.3 SD)

Satellite/Transponder: Galaxy 17 / Slot 15B
Downlink Frequency; 11995.500 H
FEC Rate: 2/3
Symbol: 6.1113

November 10, 2011 Satellite Info: Digital (KU) Space Segment (Clean Feed, no keyed titles /4.3 SD)

Satellite/Transponder: Galaxy 17 / Slot 15A
Downlink Frequency; 11986.500 H
FEC Rate: 2/3
Symbol: 6.1113

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