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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Time For Cameras In the SC Courtroom? Not Yet

Tony Mauro of the National Law Journal reports that the newest Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, now seems to have abandoned her willingness to advocate for opening the Court up to the inquiring eye of the media--namely the television camera. She recently told PBS's Charlie Rose that the public might not quite be able to put oral arguments in context because of the "devil's advocate's" nature of the process. Mr. Mauro notes that other Justices have also changed their minds about introducing cameras to the Supreme Court, including Elena Kagan and Samuel Alito. More here.

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