Starting today, May 5 2009, anyone can watch live the arguments before the New York Court of Appeals. You can access the webcasts directly from the N.Y. Court of Appeals website. The website indicates what time the oral argument is scheduled to begin. The court’s decisions are available here the day of their release to the general public. The N.Y. Court of Appeals website provides a calendar with scheduled oral arguments. You can also purchase a video tape of an oral argument. The N.Y. Court of Appeals hosts lecture series that are now also available via webcasts on the main page. Additional selected oral arguments, lecture series, or webcasts in capital cases are available here.