Friday, February 17, 2012

Senate to Consider Televising Supreme Court Proceedings

The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a bill that would televise proceedings in the Supreme Court.  The Bipartisan measure was approved 11 to 7.  A similar measure was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee last year but failed to become law.  The bill now goes to the full Senate for its consideration.  The bill would require that all cases before the Supreme Court are to be televised except that when a majority of the Justices vote to prohibit cameras if the parties due process rights would be violated by televising the proceedings.  The chief sponsors of  the bill are Senator Richard Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, and Senator Charles Grassley, a Republican from Iowa.

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