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Sunday, October 09, 2005

The Supreme Court: Could be a TV Blockbuster

In the Senate Hearings, the newly appointed Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. said he was open to TV and radio coverage of the Supreme Court proceedings.

Now, The Radio-Television News Directors Association, has asked for just that:

"Just as the public is given meaningful access to an overwhelming number of state courts through audiovisual coverage, it should be given meaningful access to the arguments made before this Court, many of which involve profound social, political and legal issues. Chief Justice Rehnquist recognized the merits of allowing the citizenry to witness the events taking place inside the Court when, in response to requests from RTNDA and others, he released audiotapes of the oral arguments in Bush vs. Gore."

If this occurs Americans will be given inside access to the inner workings of the highest court in the land. The Supreme Court has been the only arm of government that has been immune from much scrutiny in the past. We wonder if things are about to change?

Source: TV Spy newsletter

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