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The people speak: Televise the Supreme Court
The people speak: Televise the Supreme Court

For years, op-ed columnists and members of Congress have been imploring the Supreme Court to allow its public proceedings to be televised. Now cameras in the highest courtroom in the land have been endorsed by a group even less likely to sway the justices – the public. According to a poll commissioned by the Coalition for Court Transparency, 74% of respondents support live television broadcasts of oral arguments and  the announcement of decisions. By a strangely smaller majority of 72%, they said there should at least be live audio broadcasts. Actually, the court currently allows almost-live audio transmissions of arguments in a handful of high-profile cases. For example, a...

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