The Ninth Circuit now provides live audio streaming of all of its proceedings. Internet users can listen to oral arguments online by visiting www.ca9.uscourts.gov and clicking on links listed under "Live Oral Arguments."
The court has provided public access to digital audio recordings of all oral arguments since 2003. Digital video recordings of 11-judge en banc courts and some three-judge panels have been available since 2010. Digital audio and video files are online at http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/media/.
The courthouse is just a few blocks from UC Hastings, so you can attend hearings live -- but if your schedule doesn't allow that, there is likely to be some recording available.
The court no longer provides a list of cases it deems of significance and general interest. Links to the court's full calendars of cases may be found on this page: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/calendar/. Listed below are highlights chosen based on the limited case synopses provided by the court on that page. The list includes all cases given 20 or more minutes for oral argument and a selection of others; most of the large number of criminal and immigration cases heard by the court are not included. Each session that includes a case or cases below will thus likely have others for hearing. NOTE: Hastings students, from the Hastings Appellate Project, are arguing a case on Monday, April 13 - details below!