If the Senate Judiciary Committee has its way, the U.S. Supreme Court justices could soon be the stars of television's newest reality program. The justices have expressed opposition to televised proceedings, based in part on concerns of misrepresentation and loss of anonymity. Then, attorney Howard Bashman writes, there is the issue of ratings: Does any audience exist to watch the typical Supreme Court argument? Perhaps, he says, some compromise is possible on this contentious issue.
Should Congress Mandate Supreme Court TV?
Special to Law.com
April 17, 2006