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Cameras in the Court: Roll 'em -- Or Not

I've never bought the arguments against televising Supreme Court proceedings. Cameras enhance public understanding and confidence, and the justices and litigants will quickly forget they are there. But with legislation pending in Congress that would require the court to televise its proceedings, the topic takes on renewed urgency. For this reason, a symposium published this week, discussed at the blog Concurring Opinions, is well worth reading.

Published by the Michigan Law  Review's online journal First Impressions, the symposium features a diverse group of authors exploring the implications of  the prospective legislation and the potential risks and benefits of  televising the court’s proceedings. The contributors:

To download a PDF of the entire symposium, click here.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on May 25, 2007 at 05:43 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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