Afternoon Update: The DOJ finally updated the page and added this:
November 29, 2021 update:
Victim Attendance at Trial. In orders dated October 14 and November 24, 2021, the S.D.N.Y. Court outlined procedures for public access to the trial in this matter. (Trial began on November 29, 2021, with jury selection.) Specifically, consistent with the District’s COVID-19 protocols, the Court will ensure public access (with COVID-19 distancing) to the trial in the courtroom itself and in several overflow rooms at the courthouse with live feeds of the proceedings. Beyond the live feeds within the courthouse, the trial will not be further broadcast; nor will there be any telephonic dial-in to the proceedings.
That information was not available in the morning and I apologize for providing an incorrect number. Based on the information available at the time, it appeared that the number would work and was meant to allow you to listen in. Again, I apologize.
11:27 Update: More are reporting in that the code was meant for a jury proceeding, not the trial. As it’s still not working, that appears likely. When a new code is provided, this article will be updated to reflect that new code.
11:07 Update: After searching through the court documents on Court Listener, I could not find any additional information, other than that the court did make it clear that the public and press would be allowed to be seated and listen to the trial on a first come/first serve basis. Given that, it seems reasonable that the phone number is still meant to be used for those that can not attend, as accommodations are being made so that the public can listen to the trial. However, no additional access code has been provided. Please let me know if you find out anything!
However, it’s looking increasingly likely that the number might have just been for the jury proceedings. That would be odd, as the DOJ seems to have done what it can to make the non-televised trial at least somewhat open to the public, but is possible.
10:40 Update: Some are reporting that the access code, the one provided by the DOJ, isn’t working. We’re looking into it. Further reports from others would be helpful! Hopefully, the DOJ didn’t forget to update the code after the original proceeding mentioned in the October 20th update. Further digging will be done!
It came as no surprise that the Ghislaine Maxwell trial won’t be televised. However, while the Pantsuit Empire certainly wants to protect its own, the reason for the lack of TV/livestream coverage, in this case, isn’t that the judge is behaving in a biased manner. Rather, it’s that federal trials simply aren’t televised or livestreamed.
Newsweek instead reported this morning that no gag order had been issued and that the press are being “guaranteed access” to the courtroom:
Contrary to claims made on social media, a judge has not issued a gag order, and per federal rules, only individuals inside the courthouse will be able to watch the trial. Among those being guaranteed access to the trial are members of the press, alleged victims, and members of Maxwell’s family.
So, in this case, the trial isn’t being televised or live-streamed, as Rittenhouse’s trial was, but the press is still allowed in. More importantly, you can call in and listen to the proceedings. This graphic, also provided by ZeroHedge, tells you how:
The information in that graphic was confirmed by the DOJ, which said:
October 20, 2021 update:
The Court will hold a telephone conference to discuss jury selection matters on October 21, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Members of the press and the public in the United States may access the live audio feed of the proceeding by calling 844-721-7237 and using access code 9991787. Those outside of the United States may access the live audio feed by calling 409-207-6951 and using the same access code. Any photographing, recording, or rebroadcasting of federal court proceedings is prohibited by law. Violation of these prohibitions may result in fines or sanctions, including monetary fines, restricted entry to future hearings, denial of entry to future hearings, or any other sanctions deemed necessary by the Court.
Enjoy listening and make sure to call out any important things you hear!
By: Gen Z Conservative